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If it’s not one thing, it’s another. While everybody knows that too much time in the sun massively increases the chances of developing skin cancer, new research suggests that a compound found in most sunscreens may also increase the chances of acquiring melanomas.
The research, carried out at Missouri University of Science and Technology, looked into what happens to the compounds in sunscreen when they’re exposed to light. In particular, they found that zinc oxide—a staple ingredient in sunscreen—undergoes a chemical reaction when it’s illuminated by bright light that may release unstable molecules known as free radicals.
Those free radicals readily bond with other molecules, but in the process they can damage cells or the DNA contained within those cells, in turn increasing the risk of skin cancer. The tests, which were carried out in the lab using lung cells covered in zinc…
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