Environmental report on sunscreens.

Posted on July 14th, 2009 by Gina

suninfaceJune is here and everyone is out in the sun. Now would be a good time for you to review the EWG’s 2010 Suncreen Guide. Environmental Working Group, that tutelary gang of scientists who monitor everything man-made for its environmental impact has released it’s 2010 study on sunscreens. They have spent two years frightening thing is that they tested over 1600 products and the majority of them flunked in terms of effectiveness, and even worse, many contain ingredients that the group finds unacceptable. EWG is a terrific organization, and their sunscreen report is important and timely.

Bookmark them at http://www.ewg.org/.

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