Rates of melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer – have tripled over the past 35 years. Most scientists and public health agencies – including the FDA itself – have found very little evidence that sunscreen prevents most types of skin cancer.

Nine Surprising Facts About Sunscreen EWG’s 2013 Guide to Sunscreens

Whoah, makes me feel less bad about getting a sunburn, I guess.  Still probably damaging my skin, but at least I’m probably not much worse off than if I had remembered to put on sunscreen.

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