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    Does exposure to zinc cause cancer?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: Hi,

is normal broad spectrum sunscreen ok can zinc, I saw that some websites say the ingredients in it can cause cancer because they create free radicals
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 0 minute later
Hello.

No, Zinc in sunscreens does not cause cancer.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 1 minute later
ah ok thank you, what about the regular one.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Regarding cancer risk of sunscreen

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

None of the sunscreen ingredients (physical or chemical) cause cancer. In fact sunscreen is known to prevent skin cancer.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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