Wednesday, February 5, 2020
If you are a sunscreen user, you might want to read this article, Sunscreen Safety Questioned Yet Again, by Dr. Mercola. I rarely apply sunscreen unless I'm going to be in the bright sun, especially near water, for extended periods of time, because I have read that the use of sunscreen prohibits the body from absorbing vitamin D from the sun and is therefore one of the reasons for the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. When we went to Kauai in November I discovered many sunscreens are banned there. We were only allowed to use "reef-safe" sunscreen. I concluded that if the ingredients in sunscreen were destroying the coral reef those ingredients were probably not safe for my skin either. After reading the above article I see that was a very good conclusion. I will now be sure to use only sunscreen with "reef-safe" in the description.
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