to: Avoid Sunburns - July 27, 2008
A recent study by a cosmetics industry watchdog group may hold part of the
answer. Analyzing 952 brand-name sunscreens, the nonprofit Environmental
Working Group found that only 15 percent offered 'very good' protection from
both UVB and UVA radiation, remained stable in sunlight and posed few if any
known or suspected hazards. In plain language, 4 out of 5 failed its tests ?
with leading brands among the worst offenders.
your Sun Protection for Safe Coverage - May 12, 2008
A recent report by the CDC also found that 95 percent of Americans have
oxybenzone, an ingredient found in sunscreens, in their bloodstream. The
chemical is linked to cell damage, allergies and hormone disruption.
Users can search the Skin Deep sunscreen database for the highest- and
lowest-rated sunscreens or search by brand name. A scale rates each sunscreen a
low, moderate or high health hazard as well as effective, moderately effective
or not effective sun protection.
as low as $12 and Ombrelle
Sunscreen as low as $13.99
Sun Exposure is Not The Way to Decrease Breast Cancer Risk, Despite New Data,
Warn Cancer Experts - May 15, 2008
Cancer researchers and physicians have warned of the link between unprotected
sun exposure and the development of skin cancer for decades, but experts from
Yale Cancer Center warn that recent publicity about a new study linking a
decreased risk of breast cancer to increased levels of vitamin D may be
Sun Protection - How does
Sunscreen Work - Feb 28, 2008
Overexposure to sunlight can result in painful, red, sunburned skin. A bad burn
can also cause serious consequences like skin cancer later in life. Long-term
overexposure can cause wrinkles, freckles, age spots, dilated blood vessels;
changes in the texture of the skin that make skin look older, and skin cancers.
Sun protection is important because it helps to reduce these effects.
Melanoma Rates Continue to Rise - August 17, 2007
The incidence of melanoma has steadily increased in the United States, and from
1995 to 2004, the rate of melanoma rose by more than 1% per year.
Understanding Sunscreen Labels Helps Achieve Maximum Protection -
July 25, 2007
Sixty-two percent of Americans surveyed in a new survey* by PreSun Sunscreen
products indicate they do not purchase a new sunscreen at the start of every
spring/summer season (instead, using what was left from last summer).
"Extreme temperatures, including being in a suitcase or hot car, can shorten
sunscreen's shelf life, so it's safest to buy a new bottle at least every
summer season," explains Florida-based dermatologist Craig Eichler, M.D. Here,
Dr. Eichler offers his tips for purchasing sunscreen.
EU bans misleading "sunblock" labels - July 9, 2007
There is no such thing as 100 percent protection from the sun, the European
Union's consumer chief warned holidaymakers on Monday and she banned the words
"sunblock" and "100 percent sun protection" on sun cream.
Make Sun-Smart Choices to Avoid Skin Damage - May 14, 2007
Sunny, warm weather is here, enticing us to spend more time outside. But before
you head outdoors, make sure you have proper sun protection to help avoid
sunburn, premature aging and even skin cancer.