Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sunscreen safety advice

Reading labels is a skill not just for food, but for anything you put on your skin. After all your skin is your largest organ protecting your other body parts from harm. As you have more sunny days, please remember to wear sunscreen, hats, and other sun protection. Here is how to be consumer-savvy and get better sunscreen:

From the Environmental Working Group
"Products that contain zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, Mexoryl or avobenzone offer some assurance that the user will have some protection from UVA rays."

According to EWG, skin cancer foundation says:
"The foundation advises consumers to protect their skin from UVA by using products with avobenzone, ecamsule, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Yet its seal has been granted to products that contain none of these chemicals."

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