While it may be protecting you from the sun’s harmful rays, your sunscreen might not be all that good for you. Some sunscreens contain harmful chemicals. Here are some key sources to help you buy a safer sunscreen this summer.
- This simple infographic from Environmental Working Group sets out what product types to avoid (sprays and powders), what ingredients best protect you from the sun, and what to look for on the label to avoid harmful ingredients.
- Worried about nano particles in sunscreen? CHOICE reports that while the jury is still out on whether or not there are risks to sunscreen users, some sunscreens may do more harm than good. The article explains how sunscreens work, what nano-particles are and lists (possibly outdated) results of CHOICE tests for nano-particles in sunscreens. Safest sunscreen listed: Cancer Council Classic.
- It wont help you make a choice today, but Friends of the Earth make the case for better labeling and greater regulation of nano particles.