Zonnebrandcreme, en niet de zon
zelf de aanjager van huidkanker?
Afgelopen week hadden we weer een
informatie avond over gezonde voeding en ik babbelde nog wat na met Mike Donkers over de
zomerperiode en mijn vermoeden dat niet de zon zelf de aanjager is van huidkanker maar al
die chemische rommel die we op de huid smeren als we de zon ingaan. De huid is namelijk
ons grootste orgaan en kan gemakkelijk alle rommel opslurpen die we erop smeren. Zou u die
chemische cocktail normaal zo naar binnen gieten? Maar u doet het indirect wel via de huid
En bijna 1 week later dit bericht op een
Sunscreen Causes Cancer!
The skin is not the only organ that is
harmed by sunscreen chemicals. Those chemicals are absorbed by the skin, circulate
throughout the body and end up harming the liver, the organ responsible for neutralizing
chemicals in the body. The continued use of sunscreen products -- especially those with
fragrance in them -- will inevitably harm the liver and, in my opinion, can lead to organ
failure or liver cancer.
In 1991 Professor Johan Moan of the Norwegian Cancer Institute made an astounding
discovery. He found that the yearly incidence of melanoma in Norway had increased by 350%
for men and by 440% for women during the period 1957 to 1984. He also determined that
there had been no change in the ozone layer over this period of time. He concludes his
report in the British Journal of Cancer by stating "Ozone depletion is not the cause
of the increase in skin cancers".
A large-scale analysis by a private
organization, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that about 84% of the sunscreens
they tested with an SPF (sun protection factor, or solar protection factor) over 15 in
rating contained ingredients that raised significant health concerns for applicants of the
A chemical used in most sunscreens to
protect against skin cancer could damage human cells, according to a study. Research
carried out in Norway found that octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC), which is used in 90% of sun
creams to protect against ultra violet rays, could be harmful if it seeps into a person's
Chemicals found in many sunscreens can
disrupt the production of thyroid hormone in rats, researchers report. Their study raises
concerns that chemicals that absorb ultraviolet light could damage the thyroid in people.
The thyroid gland is located in the neck and secretes hormones that affect growth and