The sun in Nicaragua is intense, and we are living out in it from 6 o’clock in the morning until 6 o’clock at night most days. Being good parents (or so we thought) we have our boys in the habit of putting sunscreen on in the morning when they wake up and brush their teeth. Not just on their face, and not just once, multiple layers and multiple brands. Then last week I saw on CNN that most sunscreens contain hormone-altering chemicals! So quite possibly in an effort to protect our kids from skin cancer we are slathering on them toxic gender-bending chemicals that may, in the long run, actually increase the incidence of cancer!! Not a good thing and it now has me reading labels I should have paid attention to long ago…
Check out what skin Biology has to say about toxic sunscreens:
And you can access the CNN study at:
…from one well meaning mom that will pay more attention to what goes on and in her surfers!
Susan, Two Brothers Surf Resort, Popoyo, Nicaragua