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Denis Dudley
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THE LABEL SPF CANNOT BE USED TO ESTIMATE SAFE SUN EXPOSURE TIME
How SPF Testing Fails to Replicate Real Sunlight and its Impact on Your Health North American consumers should not rely on label claims - whether it is the SPF or claims of UVA and Broad spectrum protection. Most of our brand name sunscreens would not pass ...

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SOLUBLE UV SUNSCREEN FILTERS ARE A PRIMARY ROUTE OF EXPOSURE TO HORMONE DISRUPTORS
Hormone disruptors or Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) have been in the news again. At The Endocrine Society Meeting  (2016) , a Danish study (Skakkebaek et al) confirmed that 13/30 UV filters tested or 45%  had direct effects on human sperm cells expl...

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Can Using a Sunscreen Be Worse than Using a Tanning Bed? The Health Implications of a UVB Biased Sunscreen.
The New Study that Shows How a UVB Sunscreen Can Be Worse than a Tanning Bed The Role of Long Wave UVA in Skin Cancer There is an unrelenting
rise in skin cancer rates in North America with an annual increase around 2-3 %
over the past 3 decades. In the UK ...

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A Public Health Perspective on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Moving Forward: How Should We Deal with EDC’s Some Current Flaws in the EDC Debate In considering the problem there are important principles of human endocrine receptor function that provide a perspective and negate all animal studies referred to by industr...

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9 Reasons Why Oxybenzone Might be One of the Most Dangerous Chemicals in Your House
As a former specialist
in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) and Reproductive Endocrinology, I believe the
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC’s) are already affecting human health and I
stopped exposing my family some 30 years ago. Even if they were not harmful...

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Why Current Sunscreens Are Failing the Public
Sunscreens have been in
the news lately. I thought that it would be timely to focus this blog on the
issues. The EWG has named Neutrogena as the  number # 1   sunscreen
brand to  avoid  in their 2015 annual “Hall of Shame”
report. It has gone viral. However...

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The Latest Science in Sunscreens and Protection: What You Need To Know
For this third post, I thought I would
pass on interesting and relevant scientific news from recent meetings I
attended with my wife, Dr. Sharyn Laughlin. The Annual Meeting of the
Photomedicine Society and the Annual Meeting of The American Academy of
Derm...

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THe Hierarchy of Sun Smart Behaviour
The first post dealt with rising skin
cancer rates in N. America. Up to 4 million Americans and 120,000 Canadians
will develop a skin cancer this year. One in six Canadians and one in five
Americans will develop a skin cancer within their lifetime. More ala...

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Clear and Present Dangers of Skin Cancer
Photo Credit: Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation The average consumer will
likely be bored by raw statistics. However, this first post will deal with some
essential numbers to illustrate why skin cancer is an important public health
problem that affects most C...

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Clear and Present Dangers of Skin Cancer
Photo Credit: Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation The average consumer will
likely be bored by raw statistics. However, this first post will deal with some
essential numbers to illustrate why skin cancer is an important public health
problem that affects most C...
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