As we prepare for a long Fourth of July Weekend, let’s make sure we don’t get burned by the sun. Turns out there is a lot more to think about when buying a sunscreen than just the SPF. You want something that does not have a bunch of hormone-disrupting chemicals, won’t harm fish or coral, and will actually work. Amazingly, many of the sunscreens on the market actually don’t work as well as they claim. Someone dropped the ball on regulating that.
To save you the trouble of getting a degree in environmental microbiology before standing in the sunscreen aisle wondering what to purchase, here are 2 web articles to help you out.
The Green Guide put together an excellent little primer on what to look for and what to avoid in sunscreens, as well as an explanation why.
The Skin Deep Database cuts to the chase and recommends 10 specific sunscreens and 10 commonly found brands.
Have a happy and safe 4th!