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White Noses Anyone?
The sun is shining, summer is almost here, and you're ready to get outdoors and soak up some vitamin D. Of course, to reduce your risk of sunburn and skin cancer, you slather on the sunscreen.
But first take a look at all those endocrine-disrupting chemicals in your favorite product.
The blog Your Sunscreen Might Be Making You Infertile, was about the Europiean Environment Agency (EEA) issuing a warning that endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in household products, such as sunscreen, may be contributing to the rising rates of cancer, reduced fertility, obesity and diabetes. Now, scientists are reporting that there is a possible link between benzophenone in sunscreens and endometriosis, a condition in which endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. Benzophenone-type UV filters protect the skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun and also mimic the effects of the female hormone estrogen.
If you're trying to conceive, it may be wise to stick with mineral sunscreens with zinc and titanium. White noses anyone?