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Keep Your Kids Healthy with Safe Sunscreen

Keep Your Kids Healthy with Safe Sunscreen

Summer is upon us – it’s time for swimming pools, beaches, lots of sand, sun, and sunscreen. Of course, you don’t want your kids (or you) to get burned, but experts now advise that you really investigate the type of sunscreen you’re using. In fact, research shows that the chemicals in many sunscreens can cause serious health problems. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been investigating sunscreens for some years. They stay abreast of the latest research on the safety and efficacy of the ingredients and formulations and keep us informed. This year, EWG has compiled a list of little known facts about sunscreen, and they’re not pretty. For example, here are a few important things you might not be aware of: There’s very little evidence that sunscreens prevent skin cancer. There is evidence that sunscreens may actually increase the risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer. According to the FDA, there is an “absence of data demonstrating additional[…]

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