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Most Effective Sunscreens

By Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian

The best sunscreen is a hat and a shirt. No chemicals for the skin to absorb, no questions about whether the product works, no bogus claims like "sunblock." (No conventional product blocks out all rays. That's why the FDA is trying to ban the term. )

But when you can't avoid exposing your skin to the sun, find top-rated sunscreens with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection but fewer hazardous chemicals that penetrate the skin.  U.S. sunscreen makers are seeking FDA approval for UVA-screening chemicals approved for use in the European market.   In the meantime, all top-rated products contain either zinc or titanium minerals to filter UVA rays.

Top-rated sunscreens contain the minerals zinc or titanium. They are the right choices for people who want the best UVA protection without any chemical considered to be a potential hormone disruptor. None of the products contain oxybenzone or vitamin A, and none are sprayed or powdered.

Courtesy of www.ewg.org

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By Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian
Categories:  Kid's Health & Safety

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Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian

Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian



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