June 29, 2015

Are you using safe sunscreen?

Over and over again we hear the importance of sunscreen, but did you know there is a big difference between different types of sunscreen?

The non-profit Environmental Working Group puts together an annual report on sunscreen rating them on a 1 to 10 safety scale, with 1 as the safest product. 

"80 percent of 1,700 products we examined this year offer inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone and vitamin A," EWG said. 

Especially when it comes to kids be careful when choosing sunscreen as their immune systems are more susceptible to toxins.

Sunscreens with the best ratings include Honest Company, available at Kehres Health & Chiropractic, Babyganics, Ava Anderson and Badger. Sunscreens with the worst and most toxic ratings include Banana Boat, Coppertone and Neutrogena.

Want to learn more?
EWG's Eight Little-Known Facts about Sunscreens
To Sunscreen or Not to Sunscreen by Dr. Kehres

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