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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 USES OF SUNSCREEN Sunscreens are products that are applied to skin to protect harmful affects of the suns UV rays. There are two types of UV rays, UVA and UVB. Both UV Rays can play a part in the formation of skin cancer. There are also two types of sunscreens, Chemical absorbers and Physical blockers. Chemical absorbers scatter UV rays and Physical blockers reflect the UV rays. The ingredients in chemical absorbers are avobenzone, padimate O, octyl methoxycinnamate, octisalate, and octocrylene, and the ingredients for physical blockers are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. One of the largest environmental concerns of the use of sunscreens is the impact on coral reefs. When the chemicals in sunscreen come in contact with the coral reefs, they die therefore losing their inhabitants too. Some of the health concerns of the use sunscreen are the chemical ingredients. The chemicals that are harmful in sunscreen are avobenzone, fragrances, oxybenzone, parabens, and vitamin A. Avobenzo can cause skin aging and allergies, fragrances can cause cancer, nervous system disorder, allergies and birth defects. Avobenzone is one of the best UVA sunscreen ingredients approved by the FDA, but it is highly unstable when exposed to sunlight. Oxybenzone can be extremely toxic and may cause the possibility of skin cancer and is also linked to allergies and cell damage. Some harmful properties of parabens is that they can cause obesity, allergies and breast cancer. Vitamin A can cause an increased cancer risk and has been linked to brain swelling. Some safety concerns of the use of sunscreen is the excess exposure of sunlight, the use of spray sunscreen on children, and the unfrequent use of sunscreen, children should not eat sunscreen because of the chemical properties, and spray sunscreen should not be used on children because there is a possibility of children inhaling chemicals. Also, sunscreen should be used every 1 to 2 hours. Homoslate Oxybezon Octisalate Avobenzone Octocrylene UV Rays ______ Skin Protection >
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