AVOID SUNSCREENS WITH POTENTIALLY HARMFUL INGREDIENTS, GROUP WARNS: Twenty-five percent of 800 tested sunscreens are effective at protecting your skin without the use of potentially harmful ingredients, according to the 2012 Sunscreen Guide released Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group.
84% OF SUNSCREEN PRODUCTS ARE HARMFUL TO HEALTH, says alarming EWG study: For 29 years, the FDA has refused to publish safety standards for sunscreen products. That’s nearly three decades of keeping the public in the dark about the extremely harmful, cancer-causing chemicals found in sunscreen products.
WHAT THE INGREDIENTS IN SUN CREAM CAN DO TO YOUR HEALTH: After a rise in allergic reactions, sunscreen makers were last week urged to remove a chemical called methyl dibromo glutaronitrile.
CDC: AMERICANS CARRY BODY BURDEN OF TOXIC SUNSCREEN CHEMICAL: A 2008 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that 97% of Americans are contaminated with a widely-used sunscreen ingredient called oxybenzone that has been linked to allergies, hormone disruption and cell damage.