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Recall of Certain Sunscreens Due to Benzene Contamination

A_RayTransplant Patient
August 31, 2021 in General

We transplant folk have to be careful about our exposure to the sun. One of the tools in our arsenal is sunscreen. However, there are certain brands out there that may be more harmful than helpful. I bought some of these products because I thought they were better than some of the cheaper brands. The following article highlights the problem and brands: https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/17/health/sunscreen-recall-cancer-wellness/index.html

Here is a list of sunscreens that are thought to be safe: https://www.sciencebecomesher.com/21-oxybenzone-and-octinoxate-free-sunscreens/

The first rule of consumer protection: Let the buyer beware.

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  • AliEm14Transplant Patient

    Thanks for sharing @A_Ray

    I've been using mineral sunscreen, either from BeautyCounter or Young Living, because I'm so wary of what's in most drugstore sunscreens. I agree, doing your research is key!

    August 31, 2021
  • ChefAmandaTransplant Patient

    Wow! I needed this. Thank you for sharing.

    August 31, 2021
  • KarinTransplant Patient

    Thank you! Sunscreen so important - I have already had 4-5 bcc and two squamous cell carcinomas - sure there will be more in my next visit to the derm!

    September 9, 2021
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