Pete Evans Has a Problem With Sunscreen

The celebrity chef is taking his philosophy to a new level of dangerous.

Pete Evans has attracted a lot of attention over recent years for his bright blue eyes and misguided views on healthy living.

His latest controversial comments include a rant against sunscreen.

In a Q&A on his Facebook page, 'Paleo Pete' said he tended not to wear sunscreen because of the chemical content.

"The silly thing is people put on normal chemical sunscreen then lay out in the sun for hours on end and think that they are safe because they have covered themselves in poisonous chemicals which is a recipe for disaster," he wrote.

He followed this up with a study claiming those who wear sunscreen are more likely to lay in the sun for hours, increasing their risk of melanoma.

But that's not really a reason to avoid wearing sunscreen altogether, right Pete?

The Cancer Council confirms there are many benefits of sunscreen, which include directly reducing the risk of melanoma. 

"Groundbreaking research, conducted in Australia and published [in March] in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, has demonstrated for the first time that regular sunscreen use can prevent the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma," Chair of the Cancer Council's Occupational and Environmental Cancer Risk Committee, Terry Slevin, wrote on its website.

"Australians, who are at high risk of all forms of skin cancer, can now be reassured that regular application of sunscreen forms a vital component of the skin cancer prevention arsenal."

This isn't the first time Pete's views came out of step with Australia's medical bodies.

In the past, Pete has felt the heat after supporting similarly dubious notions of "health", including encouraging parents to feed bone broth to babies, and fronting anti-fluoride campaigns.

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Posted by Angela1518Report
Go to any beach around the country and you will see people sunning themselves in a bikini for long extended periods of time. 10 Minutes in the sun is sufficient to receive your dose of vitamin D for the day. Its the time between when the sunscreen they have applied has stopped working and the time (if) they reapply it that they become at increased risk of melanoma due to excessive sun exposure. These sunscreens can also be a source of chemicals many people following a chemical free lifestyle wish to avoid. Pete Evens follows this lifestyle so that he may achieve maximum health along with diet, exercise and minimising his exposure to unnecessary chemicals found in everyday products which have an accumulative and harmful effect on the body. He can regularly be seen wearing natural sunscreen products and advocates their use. He wears them while he is at the beach enjoying the surf in a full sun shirt and shorts or bodysuit for maximum sun protection. This is an ill informed article based on a bias opinion and a clear lack of research into the facts. Pete Evans has a very large following of people who have achieved drastic improvements in their health by adopting his principles of living. Everybody has a right to live how they choose and unless you can say you researched all the relevant information and genuinely disagree with his principles you have no right to chuck off at him with a backhand comment, or write a defamation article such as this one based on ill informed opinion and taking what he has said out of context.
Posted by Ian389Report
People "lay" out in the sun, do they, Pete? Ignorant as well as stupid?