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Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

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  • Many chemical sunscreens have been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer. Among the most hazardous are those containing oxybenzone, synthetic fragrances and retinyl palmitate (vitamin A)
  • Sunscreens have also been implicated in the destruction of corals and other sea life. Oxybenzone, found in 70 percent of sunscreens, is lethal to horseshoe crab eggs
  • Your safest bet is to use topical zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that does not contain nanosized particles

By Dr. Mercola

Vitamin D, often referred to as "the sunshine vitamin," is different from other vitamins in that it influences your entire body.

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