Favorite Quotes:

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

"You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result"

- Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunscreen Safety and Effectiveness

Every year I like to brush up on my sunscreen safety and effectiveness.  We like to think that we are being safe and protecting ourselves and our children from the harmful effects of the sun by using sunscreen.  In some cases we are doing little and sometimes even doing more harm.   UVB rays are the sunburn causing rays and the UVA rays are the cancer causing rays.   Broad Spectrum sunscreen should contain protection from both types of rays. A good broad spectrum sunscreen should also be free of harmful ingredients.  As with many products, FDA regulation is very weak in this area.

Here is a link to EWG's (environmental working group) 2013 Sunscreen guide:  

EWG Sunscreens

Also check out my UV iphone app iSunburn

iPhone Screenshot 2 

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