Thursday, June 21, 2007

Skin Deep

Below is a list of the safer sunscreens for your child as published on EWG's website. (click image to enlarge) According to EWG, there are no federal sunscreen safety standards in the U.S. And SPF ratings only cover UVB rays, which causes sunburn, but not the UVA rays, which raise skin cancer risk? In addition, they found that 84% of 783 sunscreen products offer inadequate protection from the sun or contain ingredients with significant safety concerns. Click here to see the complete list of best and worst. I just learned that the brand I was using, "Coppertone Water Babies" has a health hazard index of 8! I'm going to switch to "California Baby", even though I think it's way overpriced.


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posted by Wendy at 5:41 PM


Anonymous Carla said...

we've always used water babies..this is distressing! News10Now had a report yesterday on this but its not on their site yet. Glad you posted this link to look up different brands. We'll likely go with California Baby too (though I have always liked the Mustela brand too)

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