Is your sunscreen working for you? Are you and your family truly protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays? Are any of the components of your sunscreen potentially harmful?
Now you can get the answers to these questions and more from a not-for-profit expert team called the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Their annual report on sunscreens was published online yesterday.
You can read it for yourself by clicking here.
Last year’s report was harshly critical of many of the most popular brands of sunscreen, like Banana Boat, Neutrogena and Coppertone. The report stated that only 29% of sunscreens had UVA protection. The sunscreen industry is listening and this year 71% of products include UVA protection.
EWG ranks products according to effectiveness and safety.
Some sunscreen chemicals break down very quickly when exposed to the sun’s rays so a compound that seems stable in the laboratory may be useless in the real world.
Certain compounds and/or delivery systems may be harmful. For instance, zinc oxide is an excellent and safe broad spectrum protectant in a cream or lotion form but could be harmful if inhaled so should not be used as a spray.
Wanna know what’s on EWG’s Top 10 List? Click here.
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Be confident that the sunscreen you’re using is effective and safe by choosing a product recommended by the EWG 2009 Sunscreen Guide.