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Guide to Summer Sun

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP don't get burhed! EWC'S quide to summer su Six years ago EWG examined sunscreens and made the startling discovery that most products offered poor protection from sun damage and contained toxic ingredients. ★ Profect yourself in childhood doubles your risk of deadly 1 sunburn melanoma. $800 million is spent on sunscreen annually. 1,800+ products are on the market, but which are best? CONFUSING CLAiMSs Many sunscreen labels make bogus promises. SWEAT-PROOF SENSITIVE SKIN EXOTIC BLE STING FREE NON SUN WATERPROOF PEDIATRI UNBLOC A SPO SPF 50+ PABA-FREE -SAFE 90 MINS A,C STING FREE TEAR FI SPF 35 SPF S TANNING OIL DIL-FREE MAX BLOCK BROAD SPE NATRU EEN WET SKIN SCREEN PICK a good Sunscreen LOOK For AVOid Active ingredients - zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, Mexoryl SX, or avobenzone (3%) Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) causes skin cancer in laboratory tests. Oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor and skin allergen SPF 15 to 50, depending on your skin tone and sun intensity High SPF misleads consumers and offers little additional benefit. Lotions, not sprays or powder Water-resistant for the beach or pool EWCS COt your back 6th lenuue guide 262 Reviewed scientific studies 1,800 sunscreens, moisturizers, make up and lip products with SPF ratings Examined the labels of -75% More recommended did not meet our products than ever, but standards Consumers move the marker EWG is able to recommend more of the beach and sport sunscreens on the market this year. 2010 2012 8% 25% 800 products 530 products in database in database Fewer toxic ingredients in brands rated in both 2010 and 2012 2010 database 2012 database Vitamin A Oxybenzone 41% 66% 31% 58% Better broad spectrum protection. Sunscreens with zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, avobenzone or Mexoryl SX are on the rise. 2009 2012 68% 88% © 2012 Environmental Working Group. Sunscree

Guide to Summer Sun

shared by ewgdesignteam on Jun 14
Do you know that one sunburn in childhood doubles your chance of developing skin cancer? Can you guess how much money the sunscreen industry makes every year from products that rarely work? Designe...


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