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How safe is your sunscreen?

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We all love to have fun in the sun, but we certainly don't want skin cancer! Check out Environmental Working Group's report for information on how to stay safe with sunscreen. 

 

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Sunscreens Exposed

EWG’s 5th annual guide to safe and effective sunscreens features ratings for more than 1,700 sunscreens and SPF lip balms, moisturizers and makeups.

 

Highlights? Only one in five sunscreens earns high marks for safety and efficacy. Products with exaggerated SPF claims above 50 still crowd out better brands, and nearly one-third of this year’s crop of sunscreens contains vitamin A, an additive that can accelerate the growth of skin tumors and lesions.

 

Read EWG’s report below to catch up on the science and politics behind the sunscreen industry and to learn how well this year’s products protect Americans’ skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

 

Check out the full report here: Sunscreens Exposed: EWG's 2011 Sunscreen Report

 

What are your tips for keeping safe in the sun this summer? 

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Can you suggest an all natural or organic sunscreen product that is 100+ SPF?  I use the ones I can find but don't want all of the chemicals that are in them.  Anything less, and I burn to a crisp.

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