Avoid sunscreens with potentially harmful ingredients, group warns

Lisa Says:  Here’s CNN’s take on the national story of the Environmental Working Group’s Annual Sunscreen (Hazard) Guide.  Finally, main stream attention to the harmful ingredients in personal care products, and info on how to truly protect our health.  Enjoy!

Avoid sunscreens with potentially harmful ingredients, group warns

By Danielle Dellorto, CNN    updated 12:07 AM EDT, Wed May 16, 2012

(CNN) — 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.

“The results are slightly better than previous years, but it continues to surprise us that we can recommend such few products,” said Nneka Leiba, an Environmental Working Grou senior analyst.  (Link to story)

A report says many sunscreens contain oxybenzone. The American Academy of Dermatology says the chemical is safe.

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