Monday, May 24, 2010

YIKES! Sunscreen Exposed

The Environmental Working Group has come out with their 2010 sunscreen guide, with many surprises. The EWG only recommends 8% of the 500 sunscreens that were tested. I'm shocked! Sunscreen is VERY important to my fair skinned, blond hair, blue eyed family, that also has a family history of melanoma. The EWG even has a "Hall of Shame" with some of the worst sunscreens listed. Here is a few of them:

~Banana Boat Baby Max Protect, SPF 100
Why? Because "this product protects babies from UVB radiation and the sunburns it causes but leaves them exposed to UVA radiation that penetrates deep into the skin. UVA is known to accelerate skin aging and cause skin cancer" (quoted from the EWG website)

~Panama Jack Naturals Baby Sunblock, SPF 50
Why? Because of a potential hormone disruptor (oxybenzone) in the baby sunblock.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This makes me so angry that this stuff is even allowed to be sold!

So what are some of the best sunscreen out there?

~California Baby Sunblock Stick No Fragrance, SPF 30+
~Loving Naturals Sunscreen, SPF 30+
~Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+

For more info about this new study, visit the EWG website

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