Fancy that! Sunscreens and skin cancer


Sunscreens may well promote skin, colon and breast cancer. According to the Norwegian Cancer Institute, the yearly incidence of melanoma increased by 350 per cent for men and 440 per cent for women between 1957 and 1984, coinciding with the ever-more pervasive use of sunscreens (Br J Cancer, 1992; 65: 916-21)

Unless, of course, there is a common cause between skin cancer and promotion of sunscreen.

Say, for example, the fact that the earth is being constantly bombarded with photons in the UV spectrum by a giant fusion reactor nearby.

Post hoc ergo propter hocW as they say in Germany, before putting their towels on the loungers.

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