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TexasTowelie

(113,624 posts)
Fri May 24, 2024, 01:12 AM May 24

Social media influencers promote anti-sunscreen movement online - NBC News



An anti-sunscreen movement has taken over the internet with some claiming that the sun protector can "cause skin cancer." Dr. Akshay Syal talks about the trend and debunks sunscreen myths.
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applegrove

(120,053 posts)
2. Wow. The GOP really doesn't want to pay for social security and
Fri May 24, 2024, 01:19 AM
May 24

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Medicare do they? Same as with vaccines, masks for covid.

littlemissmartypants

(23,451 posts)
6. I saw a so-called influencer on xitter that had only about a hundred followers.
Fri May 24, 2024, 03:56 AM
May 24

I thought he must have a very inflated ego or doesn't have a clue what the word influence actually means.

RockRaven

(15,494 posts)
4. If all of this anti-reality stupidity had immediate localized consequences,
Fri May 24, 2024, 01:25 AM
May 24

instead of the delayed (often MUCH delayed) widespread consequences, this wouldn't be a newsworthy story because the stupidity would burn itself out faster than it could spread...

Alas, that is not so, and instead it is everyone's concern. FFS.

brewens

(14,023 posts)
5. MUHWAHAHAHAHA! Fools! Don't they realize sunscreen is the only protection from chemtrails? In Mr. Burns
Fri May 24, 2024, 02:30 AM
May 24

voice.

lark

(23,504 posts)
7. Yeah, let's just kill everyone in the state of FL, that's the ticket!
Fri May 24, 2024, 09:57 AM
May 24

In the long past people didn't know much about skin cancer, we actually used oil on our skin to suntan (sunburn more likely) quickly. Lots of us that did that ended up with non-lethal skin lesions that weren't really cancer even though called that. Some of us ended up with melanoma's. Those are supposed to be genetic, but wrong! There were no melanomas in our family (that are known) but I've had a bunch and so has my daughter.

I used to see lots of people with toxic burns at parks and beaches, but not so much anymore. People are taking better care of their skin and using the sunscreens helps so much. I am fair skinned have stopped the painful and dangerous summer burns with sunhats and sunscreens.

Midnight Writer

(22,264 posts)
8. When we have a viral pandemic, the conservatives decide they are against vaccines.
Fri May 24, 2024, 11:48 AM
May 24

When we have an epidemic of skin cancer, the conservatives decide they are against sunscreen.

When Russia invades its neighbor in an act of naked aggression, the conservatives decide it is NATO's fault.

They are really not good at tracking "cause and effect", are they?

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