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  1. Dr. Phil Price
    February 9, 2015 @ 2:36 pm

    Please do not incorrectly refer to “non-chemical ingredients”, followed by the chemicals Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide. These are bulk commodity chemicals prepared, purified, and distributed by major chemical companies (like DuPont). The Safety Data Sheet for Titanium Dioxide clearly states “Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.” This doesn’t mean these alternatives are evil, but they ARE chemicals. The only truly non-chemical sunscreen is a hat.


  2. Roddy Scheer
    May 18, 2016 @ 5:20 am

    Consumer Reports recently evaluated 65 sunscreens advertised as “water-resistant” and found that 43 percent of them failed to live up to their claims in regard to how much protection they afford to the sun’s damaging UV rays. Two particularly egregious examples include Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free, Sting-Free SPF 50 lotion and CVS Kids Sun Lotion SPF 50, both of which tested at an SPF 8 after testers sat in water for the maximum amount of time recommended on product labels before the need to re-apply. (FWIW, both companies stand by their ratings and say they can back them up with their own data.)

    Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 blocks some 90 percent of the sun’s harmful rays, so products that don’t live up to the claim they make on their labels are literally putting customers’ lives at risk when one considers the skyrocketing rates of skin cancer in the U.S. and beyond.


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