Pick a Safer Sunscreen

Online Guide Helps You Make Better Choices

Sifting through marketing hype to find the best protection for exposed skin just got easier, thanks to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) online 2011 Sunscreen Guide. After analyzing more than 600 beach and sports sunscreens, EWG recommends only one in five, noting that many include misleadingly high sun protection factor (SPF) ratings that may protect against ultraviolet short-wave (UVB) rays that cause sunburn, but leave skin at risk for ultraviolet long-wave (UVA) damage. Their research discovered that nearly one in three products in the guide is still laced with vitamin A ingredients that accelerate the growth of skin tumors and lesions, according to recent government studies.

Find the guide at BreakingNews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen.

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