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Sunscreen Won't Prevent Skin Cancer but Some Could Actually Cause It

Applying Sunscreen

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  • A study compared the daily application of sunscreen with the occasional use of sunscreen over a period of 4.5 years
  • There was no difference between the numbers of people who developed skin cancer in the daily or occasional sunscreen groups
  • Vitamin D levels above 40 ng/mL are associated with a more than 65 percent lower risk of cancer

By Dr. Mercola

Does wearing sunscreen prevent skin cancer? If you listen to public health officials that urge every man, woman and child to slather on sunscreen every day, you would think the answer is an unequivocal yes.


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