I feel this article is a bit misleading numbers wise. Though I find most cancer related topics like taking numbers out of context anyway. So, numbers-wise I feel there needs to be some perspective added:
"Over a million" diagnosis each year is scary, but that "over a million" is actually impacting less than 0.33% of the US population, to impact 1% of the US population would need "over 3 million" diagnosis. Of the yearly cancer related deaths, skin cancer accounts for less than 2% of cancer related deaths in the USA.
So based on the numbers, I'd rather enjoy my anti-oxidant meals, keep my skin well hydrated, and not apply random chemical cocktails to my skin (including most moisturizing creams, sun-screens, and makeup). I would suspect that applying chemicals to the skin could do just as much cellular damage over time as being unprotected in the sun.
That's just my two cents (or five cents since Canada doesn't have pennies any more)... lol
- 5/2/2015 4:05:20 PM