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BNN Report – JCTA President’s interview

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Dear JCTA Member, to see the interview go to the following link and let the report load. The go to 37 minutes into the report… continue reading

Skin-protection battle sizzles

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
By: Cheryl Clark What common activity gradually predisposes healthy people to a lethal, unsightly disease many years before a doctor can diagnose it? Stumped? Here’s a clue: One American dies of this disease every hour. And the incidence has risen nearly sevenfold in the last 50 years.… continue reading

Do Sunscreen lotions really protect people?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Children may be less protected than thought Some children’s sunscreens do not offer the level of protection that they claim to, warns the Trading Standards Institute. Spot checks revealed seven out of eight sun cream products marketed at children and babies had failed to live up to their sun protection branding.… continue reading

Tanning industry fires back at critics

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
‘The issue is moderation,’ expert says Tom Blackwell, National Post Tired of its products being portrayed as little more than carcinogens for the vain, Canada’s tanning-bed business is going on the attack against critics. In an “aggressive” publicity campaign to start this week, the industry is questioning scientists’ warnings about exposure to ultraviolet rays, and accusing a major dermatology group of modifying its public message in return for money from sunscreen makers.… continue reading

A balance between sun and shade

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Relaxing in the sun on a warm day may have benefits beyond the pleasure of a few moments peace, but it also carries risks, leaving sun lovers uncertain about how much exposure is too much. “The sun releases UV rays which can cause damage to the DNA of skin cells.… continue reading

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