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    Slater interview/ sunblock

    Kelly is correct when he says sunblock is bad for you. It might block damaging uv rays, but it can also cause multiple cancers. Don't use it. Make your own. It,s easy. Coconut oil + bees wax + zinc oxide poweder. It's cheaper, non toxic, and just as good as the leading brands. What got me was his so called belief in supporting the things he endorses. I.E. his main sponser is Quiksilver, whose products are made mostly in China, Korea, and Vietnam. Which means that Quiksilver (and Kelly) support slave labor. The average daily pay in those countrys is $1 to $2 dollars a day. Which makes their profit margin about 500%. Not only do they cheat their labor force, they cheat the consumer with overly inflated prices. $70 for a pair of trunks is a total rip-off when you consider it only cost them less than $5 a pair. Support fair trade or American made. I don't know about the rest of you, but my work situation has been declining the past couple of years. All do to the free trade agreements that have been enacted.

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    I use organic sunblock. Its about double the price, but worth it knowing I'm not baking chemicals into my skin.
    Check your health food stores.

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    Saw that interview....he makes some great points. Think about what's in some of the stuff we use! Kelly's a smart dude.

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    just limit your time in the sun. zinc oxide isn't ANY safer. in fact its pretty toxic. wear a hat. use sunscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudeman View Post
    just limit your time in the sun. zinc oxide isn't ANY safer. in fact its pretty toxic. wear a hat. use sunscreen.
    dudeman, you are correct when you say zinc oxide is toxic. it is toxic if ingested orally, or if it is in the form of a nano particulate, which the skin will absorb. however, large particulate zinc oxide will not be absorbed by the skin, making it safe to use. your normal sunscreens ( bull frog, head hunter, vertra, etc) are bad. you need at least 30 minutes of sun exposure with out suncreen a day for your ample vitamin D. after that you need something, and hats are inaffective when the waves are big, unless you can deal with the straps and floppy visers in your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archy View Post
    dudeman, you are correct when you say zinc oxide is toxic. it is toxic if ingested orally, or if it is in the form of a nano particulate, which the skin will absorb. however, large particulate zinc oxide will not be absorbed by the skin, making it safe to use. your normal sunscreens ( bull frog, head hunter, vertra, etc) are bad. you need at least 30 minutes of sun exposure with out suncreen a day for your ample vitamin D. after that you need something, and hats are inaffective when the waves are big, unless you can deal with the straps and floppy visers in your face.
    or if you want to surf at night.

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    Ofcourse what you beleive is up to you but there are no valid studies done by medical professionals to support your claims. Nothing but rumors made by people and companies trying to sell books and or their own all natural sunblock products. Sure the products you say are dangerous to humans really are.......if ingested. Here is an article from skincancer.org from a prominent dermatologist....http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cance...n-cause-cancer ...... I have a dermatologist as well as an oncologist and have talked to both about this subject in great detail and with their recomendations I'll keep useing the sunblock. The top three proven sunblocks are NoAd, Bullfrog( made by a surfer ) and Neutrogena. One of the biggest problems is you have to reapply frequently (40 to 80 mins.) which no one does. Do your own research and come to the best conclusion you can with the real and misinformation out there and do the best you can...... I wish nothing but good sessions and no cancers to you. Ive been there.....There's nothing fun about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wave1rider65 View Post
    Ofcourse what you beleive is up to you but there are no valid studies done by medical professionals to support your claims. Nothing but rumors made by people and companies trying to sell books and or their own all natural sunblock products. Sure the products you say are dangerous to humans really are.......if ingested. Here is an article from skincancer.org from a prominent dermatologist....http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cance...n-cause-cancer ...... I have a dermatologist as well as an oncologist and have talked to both about this subject in great detail and with their recomendations I'll keep useing the sunblock. The top three proven sunblocks are NoAd, Bullfrog( made by a surfer ) and Neutrogena. One of the biggest problems is you have to reapply frequently (40 to 80 mins.) which no one does. Do your own research and come to the best conclusion you can with the real and misinformation out there and do the best you can...... I wish nothing but good sessions and no cancers to you. Ive been there.....There's nothing fun about it.
    Do your own research and educate yourself. there are valid studies that show that the chemicals in your sunblock are absorbed through your skin. In your link, they suggest the studies proving harmful effects of sunscren as "JUNK SCIENCE", and base their conclusions by FDA guidlines. don't be misled by the FDA. it's a corrupt organization run by people within the pharmacutical and chemical industry. they don't care about your health, they only care about $$$$$.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/011401_Dr...m_the_FDA.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VibVIRsHnI0

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    Like Erock said in the original kelly slater interview post...I use Waterman's. I experimented with several different waterproof sunscreens in the past and found that the only two that really didn't wash off were waterman's and vertra. It may be toxic, i have no clue, but it sure is less toxic and painful than the alternative. Being fair skinned and spending countless hours out in the ocean is a recipe for disaster, but Waterman's seems to curb a lot of the burn. Just my $.02.

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    not buying it.

    Quote Originally Posted by archy View Post
    Kelly is correct when he says sunblock is bad for you. It might block damaging uv rays, but it can also cause multiple cancers. Don't use it. Make your own. It,s easy. Coconut oil + bees wax + zinc oxide poweder. It's cheaper, non toxic, and just as good as the leading brands. What got me was his so called belief in supporting the things he endorses. I.E. his main sponser is Quiksilver, whose products are made mostly in China, Korea, and Vietnam. Which means that Quiksilver (and Kelly) support slave labor. The average daily pay in those countrys is $1 to $2 dollars a day. Which makes their profit margin about 500%. Not only do they cheat their labor force, they cheat the consumer with overly inflated prices. $70 for a pair of trunks is a total rip-off when you consider it only cost them less than $5 a pair. Support fair trade or American made. I don't know about the rest of you, but my work situation has been declining the past couple of years. All do to the free trade agreements that have been enacted.
    A. Kelly Slater surfs very good. He is not a dermatologist. Nor are you. I don't trust his claim(s). BTW, didn't you hear? E V E R Y T H I N G causes cancer.
    B. Mark ups on foreign products? You better sell whatever your typing from 'cuz it aint made in the USA'....if in fact your trying to make a point?
    C. Sorry to get political, but you better not be voting for Romney with the quotes your making
    D. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.