Recently, David Icke’s website posted an article that breaks down why sunscreen causes cancer. Like most of Icke’s diatribes, it sounds like insanity; until you research further into it. Icke’s article posted May 9th: (http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/66173-sunscreen-causes-cancer-what-you-may-not-know-about-sunscreen). CNN posted an article discussing the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) study results of a sunscreen analysis on May 16th (http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/16/health/sunscreen-report/index.html?hpt=hp_c2).
Both articles argue the same point. CNN and David Icke are saying the same thing, but in a round-about way.
So what is so awful about using sunscreen? The EWG found that over 1/2 of the sunscreens available on the market contain chemicals that actually cause skin cancer. These chemicals are meant to absorb UV radiation (instead of your body absorbing it), but instead your body absorbs the chemical which is a carcinogen. Of course there are arguments about whether or not the chemical Oxybenzone is actually harmful or not. Dr. Daniel M. Siegel, President of the American Academy of Dermatology claims it has been safe since the ’70′s, but according to Icke, he is just a repeator from the Big Pharma agenda. Could this be possible? Sure, why not. Why wouldn’t an entire industry that makes money off of people getting skin cancer want to make more money? The “for-profit” medical health care system is a scam, and until Americans can wrap there head around that fact then they’ll just keep soaking us dry.
People are going to say that Icke is crazy, but seriously, look at what the CNN article (and ultimately the EWG) are telling us: Use a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 and a maximum of SPF 50.
Oh yea, and also- make sure labels list UVA and UVB (or broad spectrum protection).
And don’t forget to avoid products containing oxybenzone and retinyl palminate if you’re concerned about potentially toxic chemicals.
And you’ve got to choose lotions versus spray sunscreens for a more evenly distributed protection.
Plus you should probably remember to apply at least 2 ounces of lotion (about a shot glass full) and reapply often. The sun breaks down the ingredients in sunscreen that protect your skin. Experts recommend reapplying every two hours, or after swimming or heavy sweating.
If you look at the holistic system of how this sunscreen thing has evolved, it started out a long time ago that they probably just said, “put some sunscreen on, the sun causes cancer.” Then they add one more rule at a time because they find that perhaps maybe it’s not working out the way they intended, so instead of just saying, “sunscreen might actually be giving you cancer, don’t use it until we’ve fully researched this,” they just start adding little rules to it. It’s like anything else; they don’t fully know what is good or bad, but as long as someone is making a profit they’ll keep pushing it, even if it contains toxic chemicals.
So is Icke that crazy? Not really. He’s got a valid argument, but nobody who’s got the abilities to research deeply into it (the media) would actually do it, there’s too long of a money trail involved.
Here’s the quote from Icke:
This is the scam:
‘Tell them that the sun causes skin cancer. Tell them that they need sunscreen to protect them from the sun. Skin cancer increases due to the chemicals in sunscreen and you say that this proves that the sun causes cancer and you should use even more sunscreen – which then increases the rate of skin cancer still further.
What they don’t tell you is that without vitamin D3 from the sun the body becomes subject to a range of diseases (including cancer) for which Big Pharma and its on-the-payroll Medical Mafia prescribe ever more expensive drugs and death-sentence chemotherapy that cause far more problems than they even begin to address.
They also don’t tell you that cholesterol (yes, yet another manufactured ‘demon’) is fundamental to the process of transforming ultraviolet light from the sun into vitamin D3 in the body. So they tell you that cholesterol causes heart disease (bollocks) and that you should take statins (which do cause heart disease) to lower your cholesterol.
Lower cholesterol means less vitamin D3 absorbed by the body, which means a range of diseases that follow, and more sunscreen also means less vitamin D3 and more skin cancer.
Do most doctors know this? No, the vast majority are just ignorant repeaters singing from the Medical Mafia songsheet because they know no better, while the few who do know still tell their patients what they are well aware is nonsense to protect their careers.’ – David Icke
If you’re interested in more information, here is the direct link to the study on the EWG website: http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2012sunscreen/sunscreens-exposed/executive-summary/