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Safe Sunscreens

Safe Sunscreens

Does it matter very much which brand of sunscreen I use?

Wow. Does it ever. An analysis by the Environmental Working Group of 785 suncreen products with an SPF of 15 or higher found that only 16 percent of them were made of safe ingredients and offered adequate protection from the sun’s harmful rays! Find out how your sunscreen fared by using this internet tool from EWG:
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/special/sunscreens/summary.php

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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7:12PM PST on Dec 10, 2012

why would the sun be damaging? why hide from the sun when it is so beneficial. you need to have the proper protection from within. Your diet should consist of enough carotenoids (beta-carotene) to stop the damaging effects that the sun could cause, if you just jump out all of a sudden into the sun for long time, and not give your body a chance to manufacture a tan which protects you from the sun and then allowing your body to manufacture vitamin D. also you need enough copper in your diet to manufacture a tan, that why black people are black because they retain copper because their environment for eons was out in the tropics sun. due the research

10:33PM PST on Nov 23, 2012

Cheers.

9:13AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Check this out, the dailygreen actually TELLS you the best organic/natural sunscreens...

http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/natural-baby-sunscreen#fbIndex3

11:49PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Thank you.

2:27AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Cover up if possible..

11:48PM PDT on May 23, 2012

I tried the link and received an error message

12:53PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Thanks!~

12:53PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Thanks!~

1:14PM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

Thanks.

8:43AM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

When I was a kid growing up in Australia, our mothers used to plaster zinc cream all over us. Other than the fact that you wouldn't want to go out with this stuff all over you today, would "just zinc cream" work?

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