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Friday, June 18, 2010

2010 Sunscreen Guide

The average adult in the United States is exposed to more than 100 different chemicals from personal care products every day. Many, including sunscreen, are applied to the body's largest organ: the skin. The FDA hasn't updated their sunscreen guidelines since 1978 but the Environmental Working Group recently released their fourth annual Sunscreen Guide.

EWG analyzed 500 sunscreens and found only 8 percent to be safe and effective. Most products exaggerated their SPF claims or contained potentially toxic ingredients, including hormone-disrupting chemicals.

Search EWG's database to find your sunscreen and see how it measures up, browse their list of top-rated products before you shop, or download their free iphone app so you can search and shop at the same time.

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