Old sunscreen can cause cancer

Tanning creams left over from last year may contain carcinogens. These findings were presented by French scientists after research. The octocrylene sunscreen contained in the creams is converted by exposure to the sun into oxybenzone (benzophenone-3, which absorbs and reflects UV radiation – Ed.).

This substance can cause rashes, inflammation, hypersensitivity, and cancer. It also affects the thyroid gland and genitals, damaging the secretion of hormones from the endocrine glands. The researchers urged manufacturers to scrap the sunscreen.

French microbiologists from the Sorbonne and scientists from the national research agency CNRS examined about a dozen popular sunscreens and day creams in France and artificially aged them. Result: After a year, the sunscreen filter has been decomposed into benzophenone molecules – a substance that penetrates the skin can cause serious consequences.

One of the researchers, Didier Steen, explains: “If benzophenone gets on the skin, it can cause rashes, inflammation, and liver cancer or lymphoma. This was shown by experiments carried out on animals. This molecule affects the thyroid gland and reproductive organs. “

Scientists have researched products from renowned companies such as Garnier, Uriage, Bioderma, la Roche Posay, Cosmi or L’Oréal. In some of them, the limit of 10 milligrams of benzophenone per kilogram exceeded the norm in a year.

Research critics point out that rodent studies use a much larger volume of solar filters than humans use.

Germany says this:

In which regions of Germany prior registration is required to visit stores

Which lands are sports allowed and fitness clubs open?

Where in April-May you can relax

Source: Все материалы – Московский Комсомолец by www.mknews.de.

*The article has been translated based on the content of Все материалы – Московский Комсомолец by www.mknews.de. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!