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    [ Oxybenzone is one of the few FDA-approved ingredients that provides effective broad-spectrum protection from UV radiation, and has been approved for use since 1978. “Available peer-reviewed scientific literature and regulatory assessments from national and international bodies do not support a link between oxybenzone in sunscreen and hormonal alterations, or other significant health issues in humans,” stated Dr. Siegel. “The FDA has approved oxybenzone in sunscreen for use on children older than six months, and dermatologists continue to encourage protecting children by playing in the shade, wearing protective clothing and applying broad-spectrum sunscreen.

    Retinyl palmitate helps protect against aging
    Retinyl palmitate, is a form of vitamin A (retinol), but is not an active drug ingredient in sunscreen. When used in sunscreen, retinyl palmitate serves cosmetic purposes as an antioxidant to improve product performance against the aging effects of UV exposure, or to enhance product aesthetic qualities. Despite recent concerns from in vitro (test tube) studies and one unpublished report using mice, “topical and oral retinoids are widely prescribed to treat a number of skin diseases, such as acne and psoriasis, and there is no published evidence to suggest either increase the risk of skin cancer in these patients,” said Dr. Siegel. “In fact, oral retinoids are used to prevent skin cancers in high-risk patients such as those who have undergone organ transplantation.” Dr. Siegel also added that “unlike more potent prescription forms of vitamin A, there is no evidence to suggest that use of sunscreen with retinyl palmitate poses comparable risks.”[/QUOTE]

    Koki Barrels, I enjoy your inlelligent unconfrontational input to this thread, and I thank you for sharing your thoughts. I would like to share some info with you regarding you last post.

    First off, it is in my opinion that nobody should trust anything the FDA says. That's my opinion, but the fact is
    the FDA is corrupt. The heads of the FDA also work within the pharmacutical, chemical, and big agricultural industries for big salaries. Therefore influencing what the FDA aproves as safe. The FDA has approved numerous drugs as safe and effective, only to have thousands of people die from them. This next link shows proof of this statement, and I urge all Americans to watch this film. It's based on peer reviewed science.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0CQrL5nzwo
    "If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicinces they take, thier bodies will soon be as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny" -Thomas Jefferson

    Although I don't trust any govrnment agency, the next link is from our own EPA. There you will see that most active chemical ingrediants in sunscreen have potential health risks. And none of them offer full UVA and full UVB protection. Only zinc oxide offered full protection. It's a "physical", natural material that in "large particle" form will not be absorbed by the skin. It will make you look like a ghost, but if your in the surf all day, does it really matter? The "nano particle" zinc oxide is of question as to the absorbtion into your skin, therefore raising some health concerns.
    http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/doc/sunscreen.pdf

    Lastly, some active chemicals in sunscreen are pretty harmful to the enviornment. Particularly to ocean reefs. This last link shows scientific peer reviewed proof that certian chemicals kill living coral. Including Benzophnone-3, otherwise known as Oxybenzone.
    http://scubadiverlife.com/2011/06/09...illing-corals/

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    [ Oxybenzone provides effective broad-spectrum protection
    Oxybenzone is one of the few FDA-approved ingredients that provides effective broad-spectrum protection from UV radiation, and has been approved for use since 1978. “Available peer-reviewed scientific literature and regulatory assessments from national and international bodies do not support a link between oxybenzone in sunscreen and hormonal alterations, or other significant health issues in humans,” stated Dr. Siegel. “The FDA has approved oxybenzone in sunscreen for use on children older than six months, and dermatologists continue to encourage protecting children by playing in the shade, wearing protective clothing and applying broad-spectrum sunscreen.”.”[/QUOTE]

    Also, new research is showing Oxybenzone to be an endocrine disrupter of moderate risk.
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