Monday, May 24, 2010

Is Your Sunscreen Bad For You?

In the recent article "Study: Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer", Mr. Andrew Schneider reports that the researchers at Environmental Working Group (EWG) lists only 39 of the 500 products safe to use in their annual report to consumers.

Oh yeah - you read that right!

Crazy huh?

Go read the article, it's a real eye-opener.

So how do you know if your sunscreen is safe?

The EWG has put together an excellent list of the best sunscreens on the market today.

You can also look up the sunscreen you're currently using to see if it's safe.

I've been using Aveeno Continuous Protection Active Sunblock Spray, SPF 70 and was totally satisfied with it - until I saw it rated a 7! That's with 10 being the worst!

Needless to say it's in the garbage now!

Don't forget to check your sunscreen today.

Have fun!


Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

CRAZY! I just bought new sunscreens today...ones a 5 and ones a 7...CRAP!

Libby said...

if you want a pure, safe and beneficial sunscreen, arbonne is where it's at!! they don't use any mineral oil (which is a common filler and occlusive to your skin), lanolin, or chemical dyes and fragrances. it's amazing!!

Cole's Corner said...

Holy Moly!!!!! I've never even heard of the ones that are rated well. Do they sell any that are okay at Wal-Mart????

Angie@treasures for tots said...

They do sell California Baby at Target, but I'm not sure if they sell any of the sun screens on the approved list at Wal-Mart.

Jeda said...

I think we should now settle with no more than umbrellas and sunglasses. Thanks for the update. By the way, I would like to invite you to join and have your say about health and fitness on this new Health and Fitness Forum. You can even win the cash prize for the most number of referrals.See you there! Thanks.

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