Nevertheless, there are concerns over what chemical sunscreens do to us aside from protect. Many “clean beauty” advocates – those who avoid products containing suspected toxins – already boycott chemical sunscreens due to concerns that they may be absorbed into the body. A recent study, published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that sunscreen chemicals can seep into your bloodstream after just 24 hours of use, although there is no data yet on whether or not they have a negative effect. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for further testing to determine the ingredients’ safety for repeated use, although it urges consumers to continue using sunscreens to protect themselves. … [Read more...] about Could banning sunscreen to help save coral do more harm than good?
Paul McCartney's gauche paintings possess all the ugliness he exiles from his music, as a devoted sentimentalist and professional sweetheart, but none of those other things he also exiles, consciously or not - depth, shadow, intrigue, luminosity. If turned into sound, his art would be de Kooning trying to play Black Lace. Grace Slick battles with Ronnie Wood for the saddest possible example of the rock musician artist earnestly raiding their professional musical life and turning it into kitsch mementos. If Ronnie played guitar like he draws and paints - he gaily knocks out fellow Stones, Ali, Elvis, Womack, chimps, trees - he would be of no use to even a non-league equivalent Rolling Stones tribute band. On some art equivalent of Strictly Come Dancing, his Jim Morrison portrait might just edge out Grace Slick's - Ronnie goes for some kind of brute intensity, Grace for the pretty and saintly. Both do the standard rock star artist compositional thing, and have the subject vacantly stare … [Read more...] about You’ve got a guitar. That’s no reason to get a paintbrush