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Can sun block possibly cause skin cancer?

A number of experts were sourced for the simple answer, which is emphatically “no.” What can happen is that using sun block gives you a false sense of security, which means you stay in the sun for hours without re-applying the sun block to all exposed skin. That habit can raise your risk of developing skin cancer. 

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