Environmental Working Group report 2010

Posted on June 7th, 2010 by Gina

Finally, summer is upon us and everyone is out in the sun.  Now would be a good time for you to review the EWG’s 2010 Suncreen GuideEnvironmental Working Group, that tutelary gang of scientists who monitor everything man-made for its environmental impact, has released it’s latest study, and the news is no better than it was last year.  The sunscreen market is disingenuous and intentionally bewildering, according to the group.  “Many products carry confusing claims or contain ingredients that could pose health risks.  EWG’s research team found that 92 percent of brand name sunscreens either don’t sufficiently protect skin from sun damage or contain hazardous chemicals — or both.”

EWG is a terrific organization.  To find the safest and most effective personal care products of any kind, bookmark them at http://www.ewg.org/.

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