Summer is here and lots of moms are lathering sunscreen on their children. However, while sunscreen protects skin from harmful UV rays, it may cause other health problems. A recent study conducted by a team at the University of Switzerland found that chemicals in sunscreen have high estrogenic activity. Chemical estrogens are cause a whole host of health problems for both sexes. Side effects to sunscreen include: Cancer, tumors, Migraines, and lots more!
A study done at Tulane also found that combinations of the estrogenic sunscreen chemicals and other environmental chemicals, like PCB’s and DDT, are more harmful than single chemicals, with one mixture being 160 to 1600 times more toxic than each individual chemical. Estrogenic chemicals are harmful to adults but very harmful in early fetal development.
However, the world isn’t coming to a end! It’s easy to prevent exposure to these harmful chemicals and their effects by using organic, chemical free sunscreens. Applying these will ensure a happy, healthy and sunny summer!