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Is swallowing sunscreen toxic?
« on: 19/03/2009 22:04:57 »
It's that time of year when the days are getting longer and I therefore start worrying about sunscreen.  I'm an avid distance runner, so this time of year I tend to lather myself up in sunscreen whenever I head out for a run.  So here's my question: on long runs, especially those where it's warm and I sweat a lot, I end up with sweaty sunscreen dripping into my mouth.  This is pretty much inevitable, even though I buy the "sports" sunscreen that claims to be to be sweat-proof.  So is sunscreen toxic in the small amounts I end up swallowing?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 20/03/2009 00:52:36 »
A bit of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide won't hurt you. :)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 20/03/2009 01:58:45 »
...and you'll also have the benefit of not having your insides sunburned !
 

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« Reply #3 on: 20/03/2009 02:16:32 »
Wearing a sweatband should also help while you are running.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 20/03/2009 02:24:40 »
Or one of these. :)

 

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« Reply #5 on: 20/03/2009 04:08:19 »
And it's solar powered!  Sweet!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/03/2009 05:20:56 »
Hey....I want one of those! lol..
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/03/2009 05:26:34 »
You can get one for about $12 NZD. :)
I've got a USB fan. :)

 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/03/2009 10:02:19 »
...and you'll also have the benefit of not having your insides sunburned !

Does that mean I'd have white shite?
 

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« Reply #9 on: 20/03/2009 12:15:27 »
A bit of ... titanium dioxide won't hurt you.

As long as you're not a lab rat forced to inhale it ...

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ultrafine titanium dioxide dust caused respiratory tract cancer in rats exposed by inhalation
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« Reply #10 on: 20/03/2009 12:18:15 »
Yes, indeed.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 20/03/2009 13:45:56 »
...and you'll also have the benefit of not having your insides sunburned !

Does that mean I'd have white shite?

Why yes...yes you will ...

This also means that you'll be able to poo in the street and people will think it's old dog poo !
 

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« Reply #12 on: 20/03/2009 13:54:25 »
You can get one for about $12 NZD. :)
I've got a USB fan. :)


How does that one work...does it put out?
 

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« Reply #13 on: 20/03/2009 23:34:52 »
Does it put out what?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 20/03/2009 23:46:28 »
A fire? :)
 

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« Reply #15 on: 21/03/2009 07:03:18 »
Does it put out what?
Why a good amout of cold air of course!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 21/03/2009 07:12:50 »
A fire? :)

Well at the rate your going you may need to put out a fire soon!!! Lol....hee hee hee
 

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« Reply #17 on: 21/03/2009 07:17:46 »
Aye? What do you mean by that? :)
 

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« Reply #18 on: 21/03/2009 07:56:21 »
Aye? What do you mean by that? :)

nevermind..I guess My humor is a bit off lately...Try to make a joke and no one but me gets it! Was just teasing you having fun ...thats all....
 

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« Reply #19 on: 21/03/2009 07:58:51 »
Were you referring to my sexiness? :)

I don't blame you. :D

 

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« Reply #20 on: 21/03/2009 09:05:35 »
 LOL...LOL...LOL...

Why yes!

Yes I was indeed!


wooooooooooweeeeeeeeeee
 

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« Reply #21 on: 21/03/2009 13:05:18 »
Plenty more where that came from!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 22/03/2009 08:19:07 »
Plenty more where that came from!

OH..Is that a threat? LOL...LOL..
 

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« Reply #23 on: 22/03/2009 09:53:42 »
Do like the rough stuff do ya?
 

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« Reply #24 on: 22/03/2009 10:01:41 »
Nope.. afraid not! lol.........I'm just a little kitten....
 

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