How Sunscreen That Bursts into Flames Highlights the Future of Solar, Silver Demand
Energizer Holdings, owner Banana Boat products, announced Friday that some of their sunscreen sprays may potentially burst into flames on user’s skin if they come in contact with too much heat. It took Energizer four different complaints to bring the matter forward and demand a recall. Energizer has no plans of changing its chemical cocktail sunscreen, only the can in which it comes. And so, it should be no mystery that using the non-organic sunscreen products might cause you to catch on fire. For nearly three decades, the FDA did not publish safety standards for sunscreen, which effectively kept the public in the dark about the extremely harmful, cancer-causing chemicals found in sunscreen…and apparently that you might explode. Another South Park revelation:
But, that the sun can set human skin on fire when it has some chemical-laden substance on it, speaks to the power of the sun. Although green energies often get a bad rap as part of a wider austerity push, it is likely that all the different possibilities for energy could flourish and natural human action would pick the greenest and most efficient products. Understanding that the sun is composed of about 386 billion billion megawatts and that each second about 5 million tons of hydrogen are converted into energy, it might be a good idea to consider the sun as a potential source of energy. Wouldn’t you think?
Which leads us to my next point, which is that with this new revelation, that the f*cking sun can light sh*t on fire (you know – the transfer of energy), we can finally move towards developing a sustainable solar industry that doesn’t need other energies to produce itself.
But, with soaring solar demand comes increasing silver demand, and silver is not cheap. Demand for silver could also soar due to the solar industry, according to Casey Research. In early July, Casey Research notes that Japan set a premium price for solar energy that was three times the rate of conventional power. This means utility companies would be subsidized three times more for solar electricity.
And so, there you have it. Man or woman blows up with sunscreen on, Banana Boat recalls its products, and then the truth about solar breaks out, thus increasing demand on the tightening supply of silver. That’s the case for $500 silver right there. Is it not?