July 18, 2006

BUTTERY GOODNESS:

Warning over suncream's skin cancer protection (Daily Mail, 17th July 2006)

Rubbing suncream into the skin drastically reduces its effectiveness, experts have warned.

Protection against dangerous radiation linked to skin cancers and premature ageing is cut almost to zero.

The risk of damage can actually be increased because the cream still stops the skin burning, encouraging people to lie in the sun for longer.

The alarming research by the RAFT charity found that sunscreens work properly only if they are used in a thick 'buttery' layer.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 18, 2006 7:11 AM
Comments

I just picked up some of that new-fangled spray-n sunscreen last week. You don't have to run that stuff in. Wonder if that means it works ok?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at July 18, 2006 9:37 AM

Perhaps hats will come back into fashion. I'm pretty sure the decline of Western Civilization coorelates strongly with Fewer Hats.

Posted by: Mike Earl at July 18, 2006 3:06 PM

Mike: JFK. Spit.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at July 18, 2006 11:28 PM
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