Archive for ‘White People & SPF!’

March 25, 2016

“So you’re telling me that you have to put something manmade on your skin to protect you from that which is natural & you expect me to believe you’re a natural part of this universe? Okay. And, “sunscreen causes skin cancer,” British Association of Dermatologists say.

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y7a-m2l1n4m1_c5rs2Sunscreen causes skin cancer. That is what a new report from the British Association of Dermatologists is saying, despite the fact that all of us have been inundated with anti-tanning
information and a constant barrage of “remember your sunscreen” advice all summer long. The sunscreen research, put together by the British Association of Dermatologists, indicates that over 72 percent of the population reports receiving a sunburn last year, despite all the anti-tanning information and the proactive reminders about sunscreen. Those 72 percent are twice as likely to develop skin cancer, a deadly form of melanoma. Why are people still getting sunburned when they are constantly reminded to wear sunscreen? (Source)

Americans are being diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer,  are rising at steadily spiraling rates. According to the National Cancer Institute, the rate of new melanoma cases among American adults has tripled since the 1970s, from 7.89 per 100,000 population in 1975 to 22.7 in 2010. (NCI 2015). Just as alarming, the melanoma death rate for white American men, the highest risk group, has escalated sharply, from 2.6 deaths per 100,000 in 1975 to 4.6 in 2011. Since the year 2000, the rates of new melanoma cases among both men and women have been climbing by 1.4 to 1.6 percent per year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2014). (Source)