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Facts about Sunscreen Safety

November 3rd, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
All sunscreens are not created equal. Here is how to choose the best brand for your child.

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Facts about Sunscreen Safety

Even if you buy a sunscreen specially labeled for children, it may not provide the protection you expect. Here's how to make sure your babe gets the ultimate sun protection:

Put Your Sunscreen to the Test

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) , tested 1,799 sunscreens for effectiveness and safety. Two of five brand-name sunscreens either failed to protect skin from sun damage and/or contained hazardous chemicals. But things are looking better. Seventy percent of sunscreen products not contain strong UVA filters (compared to 29 percent in 2008).

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