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Chemicals in sunscreens – how safe are they?

Sunscreens play a vital role in our anti-aging regime and against skin cancer but some contain chemicals that are raising alarm bells. Daniel Judd investigates. Sunscreens are a hugely important in skin care. The light from the sun contains rays of invisible, high energy ultraviolet light (UV). When it hits your skin, UV causes all sorts of problems including sunburn, wrinkles and skin cancer. These three things are all a result of UV’s ability to damage your DNA. The UV that damages our skin comes in two varieties; UVA and UVB which penetrate the skin to different depths with the UVB more responsible for…