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Coal Tar In Skin Care Products?

Roofing Tar

Sometimes I wonder if people really know what this says or if they really think about what coal tar is?

Many people use coal tar remedies to treat psoriasis and other skin conditions. Coal tar is a black liquid that is a by product of carbonized coal which contains Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which are proven to be carcinogenic (cause cancer). It is the same stuff they incorporate into driveway sealants just to give you some perspective of what it actually is. Coal tar can be found in some shampoo’s, soaps and other topical remedies. Anyone using these types of products on a continual basis should be screened for skin cancer on a regular basis especially since coal tar is a photosensitizer and makes you more vulnerable to the sun and it’s damaging effects.

Food for thought for today.