How Sunscreen Can Kill Fishermen… Literally


It’s summertime and you know what that means…

Long days outside, on the water, and in the sun.

Of course, healthy families put sunscreen on because everyone knows that if you don’t, overexposure to the sun can cause skin cancer.

But is that the whole story, or just what we’ve been lead to believe?

In the podcast episode, I have Dr. Ben Rall on to talk about the truth behind sunscreen and cancer.

We talk about:

  • Sunscreen vs. sunblock (and what the best alternative is)
  • Which chemicals to look out for (that are known carcinogens…yet are still used in sunscreen)
  • My own cancer story
  • What lake fishing has to do with skin cancer
  • Why overall health is important for beating cancer (and how you can help prevent it)

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How Sunscreen Can Kill Fishermen [PODCAST]

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Some eye-opening facts in here!

Definitely will make you read the ingredients of sunscreen or sunblock next time you’re shopping.



What are your thoughts about sunscreen and the potentially dangerous ingredients?

Let me know in the comments below!

And to learn more about Dr. Rall and his corporate wellness programs, visit his website:

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Rick Glass
2 years ago

I do not share Steven Hunter’s anger as a result of this post, but I do agree with Steven’s point that posting these links in isolation is irresponsible. These videos are created by people who make money by telling one side of a story – and as a group, I believe these ‘take what I can get from people’ promoters are doing a lot of harm to our society. I don’t object to you posting their promotions, but I do object to you posting them without inclusion of the other point of view. A simple search of dermatology literature will give you a completely different set of recommendations – because they actually consider both the risk of using the sunscreen AND the risk of not using the sunscreen. THANK YOU for taking the time to keep us thinking about health issues, but PLEASE try a bit harder to present topics in a more complete perspective.

Steven Hunter
4 years ago

I found this episode to be unbelievably irresponsible. The guest states very quickly at the start that he has no medical or scientific training. There may be negative consequences to sunscreen but the message was lost on me by the rambling of a conspiracy theorist. I am very disappointed in Salt Strong with this presentation.

Slay Strong was a great idea but has succomb to trolling and sending out click bait garbage. I have been on the fence for quite some time about looking elsewhere for entertainment. This episode had potential but like many other recent episodes , it falls dissappointingly short.

Before I say goodbye to Salt Strong, I do want to thanks to Luke for the FG knot. I love it. Sorry guys, this isn’t for me.

Michael Van Laanen
4 years ago

Thanks for the info guys. Appreciate your posting this. Did some research after watching this and listening to the podcast. Found this info on safe sun screens that are better for us and better for the ocean reefs. Hope this helps:

Michael Van Laanen
4 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

Glad to help. Am ordering some of these sun screens to try them out. Will report back once I’ve got some data to share.

4 years ago

Elta has 7% Octinoxate (chemical you should avoid) in it but it’s one the author uses and recommends? I’m confused.

4 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

That Elta link above originally took me to the Elta ‘Clear’ product on Amazon. So reader’s beware. Not all Elta products are Octinoxate free.

Greg Batchelor
4 years ago

Wow. What an eye opener! Life changing information, thanks Joe!!

Carah Kablick
4 years ago

For anyone that might be interested, here is the physical sunscreen that I use. For a zinc sunscreen it’s rather easy to apply. It does have a white tint upon application but it fades quickly. My husband and I have been using it for over a year and are pleased and haven’t been burnt.


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