Tip: How to Choose Sunscreen

Every year, more than 2 million Americans find out they have skin cancer.

Choosing the Right SunscreenEvery year, more than 2 million Americans find out they have skin cancer. At a time when most other cancer rates are in retreat, the rate of newly diagnosed cases of melanoma — the most deadly skin cancer — has tripled since the 1970s.

Most experts attribute many of these new cases to widespread overexposure to sun. Paradoxically, while increasing numbers of Americans say they are aware of the dangers of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, they are still reporting a worrisome number of sunburns, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Call to Action:

Make sure you’re not relying on poor-quality sunscreens and misleading sunscreen advertising that lead you to believe, wrongly, that their products protect yours or your children’s skin from too much sun.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released their 2014 Sunscreen Guide rating the safety and efficacy of more than 700 sunscreens and daily moisturizers with SPF. How does your sunscreen rate?

To your wellness,

Lynn

p.s. Source Environmental Working Group

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