Common Moisturizer Creams Linked To Skin Cancer In Mice

August 15, 2008

Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey have reported that they have found a link between popular skin moisturizers and skin cancer...Boston (ChattahBox) – Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey have reported that they have found a link between popular skin moisturizers and skin cancer.

For their study, researchers were able to test four common skin moisturizers on mice.

These genetically altered mice had no hair, so they would be more sensitive to UV rays, causing cancer.

What they found was pretty shocking, as they found a link between the moisturizers and skin cancer.

Non-melanoma skin cancer rates increased 24% to 95% in mice who were given the moisturizers, compared directly to mice who were not.

The test was done over by researchers, as they changed the moisturizers, removing suspicious ingredients.

When they did this, the cancer rates dropped back down, proving the link.

The four creams were Dermabase, by Paddock Laboratories, Dermovan from Healthpoint Ltd, Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream from Beiersdorf Inc., and Vanicream from Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc.

The study was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.


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