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In OZ they have laws about sunscreen...
« on: May 27, 2021, 02:12:32 PM »

We in the States are at the mercy of pitchmen ...as usual.

https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/92799?xid=nl_medpageexclusive_2021-05-27&eun=g1282527d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MPTExclusives_052721&utm_term=NL_Gen_Int_Medpage_Exclusives_Active

Chems that cause blood cancer seem a natural fit for preparations that purports to prevent skin cancer.  Why not - it's probably a cheap blending filler?!   

They actually made it a real law in OZ that you cannot BS the consumer. Figure that?!

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Re: In OZ they have laws about sunscreen...
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 11:28:03 AM »
Thanks for sharing.  I found it interesting that only one "chemical free" zinc oxide sunscreen had benzene levels at 1.1% (11,000 ppm, 11 ppb), the rest were <0.1% (1000 ppm, 1 ppb).
It is possible that the detectable amounts of benzene is not mal-intent, it is possible that its presence is detected as a byproduct of preservatives.  Soft drink beverage vendors got in trouble for levels of benzene as high as 5 ppb (5000 pbm, 0.5%).
https://www.fda.gov/food/chemicals/questions-and-answers-occurrence-benzene-soft-drinks-and-other-beverages
"Exposure to heat and light can stimulate the formation of benzene in some beverages that contain benzoate salts and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Sodium or potassium benzoate may be added to beverages to inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Benzoate salts also are naturally present in some fruits and their juices, such as cranberries, for example. Vitamin C may be present naturally in beverages or added to prevent spoilage or to provide additional nutrients."
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Re: In OZ they have laws about sunscreen...
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 12:16:47 PM »
I've always used BullFrog based on the understanding that it is the only one for sale in the US that meets Australia's stringent requirements.  They changed the formula recently from the clear gel version to something that is now white and more of a lotion.  Still works pretty good but doesn't seem nearly as waterproof.  I'd love to either find the old stuff or something else that works as well as I remember it working (mostly in terms of wear-proof sweat-proof waterproof)

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Re: In OZ they have laws about sunscreen...
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 01:50:04 PM »
I've used Bullfrog and found it lasted long, but I am allergic to one of the ingredients.
I've tried Coppertone which worked ok.  Tested Neutrogena and it sucks.  Blue Lizard works ok but only lasts 40 min (not as long as Coppertone):
https://surfhungry.com/best-sunscreen-for-surfing/
TropicSport, on the list, looks like it lasts 2 h (Their website states 4h), which is promising.
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Re: In OZ they have laws about sunscreen...
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2021, 05:45:38 PM »
I have had good results with Blue lizard.  I live in the stuff in florida. I application before i go out and i am good all day.  That is in and out of the water all day long.  i use it surfing, fishing, hanging out at the sandbar.  One thing though. I use the sensitive stuff.  When  I initially found it, I read that the sport version was not that good and to get the sensitive stuff.  It is all I have been using for years now.

 


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