Saturday, July 25, 2009

Still Using Sunscreen?

When we wear sunscreen, it can damage our skin and the environment with chemicals that are useless in terms of skin protection. In some refuges, you cannot snorkle or dive unless you are sunscreen free because the chemicals bleach coral reefs.

After investigating nearly 1,000 products, the Environmental Working Group put together a special report scoring sunscreens on a scale from zero (no hazard) to 10 (high hazard). Only one (Badger) got no strikes - check out the top three:


ben said...

It's really sad that something we put on out skins to protect it from the sun, could be equally damaging in other ways, not to mention the damage we're causing to the environment. But how can we know? Presumably there are hundreds of other ways that things we take for granted are harming ourselves and the environment. We never seem to discover it until the damage is done.

CyberCelt said...

@ben-We, meaning consumers, must hold manufacturers to a higher standard.

Mountain Woman said...

Wow, I never knew this important information. It's true some of the sunscreens feel greasy and I kind of wonder what's in them but I never knew they were doing harm to the environment. Thanks so very much!!!

jlieberson said...

i can't believe the way the world has become in the last 100 years. I use trees and shade to protect me from the sun. Why can't everyone just stop trying to make millions and just be.


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