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    Search this list, and find out!: http://www.ewg.org/2012sunscreen/all-sunscreens/
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashton View Post
    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
    Pretty much the same way with food/nutrition too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashton View Post
    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
    Quote Originally Posted by jet city woman View Post
    Pretty much the same way with food/nutrition too.
    Pretty much. We're screwed.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    I just bought it today and yes.
    “Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim View Post
    I just bought it today and yes.
    It's better you find out now. I used one all of last year that apparently will give me cancer.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    I will get baby sun block tomorrow and use this one for emergencies...
    “Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us”
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    Everything causes cancer.

    I hate the way sunscreen smells and feels. Every time I use it I just can't wait to jump in the shower and wash it off.
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    You're all going to die.

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    ....And everything burns.

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    Words, words, don't be so negative. Seriously you sound as if life is killing you and I don't think Nietzsche was right when he uttered "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger", unless he thought about being dead all the time.
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    You are dying from the moment you are born, Absurd

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    Oh no! What am going to do now? Put some sunscreen on?

    It rubs the lotion on its skin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashton View Post
    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
    Quote Originally Posted by jet city woman View Post
    Pretty much the same way with food/nutrition too.
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    Pretty much. We're screwed.
    Not to mention breathing. Oxygen ruins your DNA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiss View Post
    Not to mention breathing. Oxygen ruins your DNA.
    Fuck oxygen. I be holding my breath.

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    everyone dies it's the quality of life that's important

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Cancer isn't the worst thing in the world. There are lots of alternatives to cure cancer, if you're willing to go against a doctor's scripted medical advice. I'm trying to spread the information out, about different ways to cure cancer, so it becomes public knowledge, and fewer people die. One site is: http://www.cancertutor.com/
    I think (uhm, I know) that a cancer diagnosis very much feels like the worst thing in the world. It does not get much worse than fearing for your life. And please be very careful with the above advice and websites. That guy up there is also anti-evolution and believes that the Theory of Relativity is false. What kind of person declares himself an expert on a disease without proper credentials and convinces people to follow his unfounded advice, knowing full well that they might die?

    As for the sunscreen, I just realized that they forgot to charge me for it at the store. Funny.
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    Is my sunscreen killing you?

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    When I read the title, I thought of a real bad horror movie idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maritsa View Post
    everyone dies it's the quality of life that's important
    It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it will get the hose again.

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    If you're bothered about it, you could easily make your own sunblock with a (non-nano) zinc oxide powder. And/or rock the parasol look.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiss View Post
    Not to mention breathing. Oxygen ruins your DNA.
    That's how some of these sunscreen ingredients (oxybenzone particularly) are actually supposed to be damaging to skin: once exposed to sunlight, they can lead to oxidative damage to DNA.
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    I will never use sunscreen.

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    The EWG's data is based on large-scale pure compounds that mainly aren't applicable to consumer use. For example, the MSDS for sodium chloride (common table salt) contains this:

    "Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
    inhalation.
    Potential Chronic Health Effects:
    CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. Mutagenic for
    bacteria and/or yeast. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. Repeated or
    prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition."

    So yeah, according to the EWG's standards salt is giving you tumours, and its carcinogenic effects are unknown, so it's safer to eat only non-sodium chloride containing food. Thank you, scaremongering lobbyist organisation par excellence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleJim View Post
    Oh my God. New World Video made that! They also produced my favorite childhood movie Great Land of Small.

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    I didn't come on no banana boat mang


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    Quote Originally Posted by octo View Post
    The EWG's data is based on large-scale pure compounds that mainly aren't applicable to consumer use. For example, the MSDS for sodium chloride (common table salt) contains this:

    "Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
    inhalation.
    Potential Chronic Health Effects:
    CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. Mutagenic for
    bacteria and/or yeast. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. Repeated or
    prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition."

    So yeah, according to the EWG's standards salt is giving you tumours, and its carcinogenic effects are unknown, so it's safer to eat only non-sodium chloride containing food. Thank you, scaremongering lobbyist organisation par excellence!
    I thought that name sounded familiar. They were also the people who made a big fuss about cell phones causing cancer.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    The main ingredients are the ones I'd be worried about. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide because they actually block UVA and B and don't degrade causing greater damage than the sun...Much of the skin cancer rise is attributed to this and that they only block the UVB (which is the wavelength that causes adaptaive melanin increase which also protects against UV A). I agree this website is scaremongering to an extent though.
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