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Doctors trying to combat social media influencers who are saying sunscreen causes cancer WSB-TV Channel 2 [Video]

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ATLANTA — Social media influencers claiming sunscreen is bad for you are popping up on multiple platforms and that has some doctors concerned.

Dermatologists told Channel 2′s Linda Stouffer that the information being spread is just not true.

Local doctors say a lot of what they’re seeing is misleading and could also lead to more people being diagnosed with skin cancer.

She also asked about alternatives to chemical sunscreen.

Channel 2 Action News found social media posts claiming that the sun does not cause skin cancer and that using sunscreen is “literally rubbing cancer into our skin.”

“The chemicals from the sunscreen are not going to kill you. The melanoma is going to kill you,” Atlanta dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Abbott said.

Abbott goes by “Dr. Sunblock” on Instagram and uses her platform to combat what she calls misinformation.

“My mission is to especially focus on Generation Z and the young people and try and debunk this information because it’s just going to hurt them in …

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