Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Toxic carcinogens in sunscreen
Annually, the pharmaceutical industry a multibillion dollar industry. Companies produce products with cancer causing ingredients for the public to consume, with full approval from overseeing bodies like the United States’ FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
To make matters worse what other countries classify as not fit for human consumption, for the cancer causing properties in the substance, the FDA approves it to the masses.
Bribery and corruption is rife in the industry, as once substances have been approved, the pharmaceuticals stand to make billions annually from the unsuspecting masses.
Sunscreen lotions carry deadly chemicals which are either toxic or carcinogenic in their native state, or once combined with ultraviolet rays from the sun, form deadly toxic carcinogens.
The skin being the largest organ, absorbs whatever is put on it, which then is distributed throughout the body.
Some chemicals that can be found in sunscreens are listed below:
AVOBENZONE (PARSOL 1789):
Unstable ingredient that breaks down into unknown chemicals in sunlight, especially in the presence of octinoxate.
First used in sunscreens in 1950’s. Free radical generator. Associated with allergies, dermatitis, rosaccea, burning, itching and erythema.
ENSULIZOLE(Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid):
Known to produce free radicals in sunlight, causes DNA damage, may cause cancer.
A weak hormone disruptor, forms toxic metabolites.
Produces free radicals, not for use in Europe or Japan.
Produces free radicals in UV lights.
Octyl MethoxycinnamatE (or OMC):
Most prevalent ingredient, shows estrogenic effects, causes disruption of thyroid hormone and brain signalling, reacts when exposed to sunlight.
A penetration enhancer that may increase the amount of other ingredients passing through the skin.
Associated with photoallergic reactions, significantly absorbs through the skin and can cause hormone disruption and cancer. Not recommended for children.
A widely used active ingredient in sunscreen, and is only allowed up to concentrations of 5% in Europe, whilst in Australia under the TGA 1989, PABA is listed as a permitted active ingredient in concentrations up to 15% . Conversely, PABA is prohibited in countries such as Canada due to PABA’s ability to affect the DNA in human, increasing the risk to skin cancer.
PADIMATE 0 (Octyl Dimethyl PABA / PABA Ester):
A paba derivative, releases free radicals, damages DNA, has estrogenic activity, causes allergic reactions in some people.
In 1994, researchers at the Havard Medical School found this ingredient to be an extremely efficient carcinogen. People with psoriasis are at greater risk than others, as their squamous cell carcinoma was found to be 83 times higher than that of the general population.
The pharmaceuticals, like the tobacco industry, are fully aware that the carcinogens they produce are detrimental for human consumption.
The concerning part about all this is that the authorities are supporting the consumption of these carcinogenic products, with the support of silence from the corporate media.
It is clear that the (billion) dollar is more important than the life of the peasant slaves.