Fake tan used by women could put them at increased risk of fertility problems and they could deliver babies with birth defects, revealed experts from the European Environment Agency. Albeit, they are seen as better alternative to sunbeds, but the products may contain concoction of chemical that may pose risk to health and may even cause cancer.
Amongst the damaging ingredients which are found in fake tan are hormone-disrupting constituents that may effect the healthy growth of the babies. These products frequently contain carcinogens, counting formaldehyde and nitrosamines, in addition to skin irritants and chemicals associated with allergies, diabetes, obesity and fertility problems.
When these products are sprayed to the body, they are often inhaled and absorbed into the bloodstream, which could could damge DNA and cause tumours, believe researchers.They also claim that the chemical may worsen asthma and other lung problems, such as emphysema. Though, no trails have been conducted that showed that they are damaging or cancerous.
Jacqueline McGlade, executive director of the European Environment Agency, explained the chemicals fake tan contains may be a contributing factor behind the significant increases in cancers, diabetes, obesity and falling fertility. It is the cocktail effect that a precautionary approach to a lot of of the chemicals would be sensible until their effects are more fully understood.
The prospectively dangerous effects of fake tan are thought to be more distressing than for other cosmetics because it is applied regularly over the whole body. Elizabeth Salter-Green, from UK charity the Chem Trust, warned many of the chemicals in fake tan are toxic to reproduction and can harm a foetus.