West Michigan is a frigid lackluster tundra for nearly half the year. So, it makes sense that we want to spend most of the summer soaking up the sun—just not sunburn, or the risk of developing skin cancer.
"Apply and reapply sunscreen," the professionals tell us, "and you won't have anything to worry about."
But it's a bit more complicated than that.
While ingredients in sunscreen shouldn't be harmful to lungs or internal organs, that's not always the case.