Saturday, July 2, 2011

Check Your Sunscreen

Someone shared this website with me and I am so thankful to have this information that I thought I would share with all of you.

http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen/

You can look up the current sunscreen you are using for yourself or your child and find out what kind of toxins, chemicals, etc are in it.

I had gotten Aveeno baby sunblock for Jayden. It actually says "mild as water" on the label. I thought I was doing good spending a little more than what most sunscreens cost. Well, it turns out it's awful and full of baby poisons. It's on their Hall of Shame list. Luckily we hadn't used it yet.

I've now switched to one of the sun blocks on the best list. It costs more, but it's safer.

Whatever you use to protect yourself from the sun, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!

5 comments:

  1. wow...good to know..thanks!

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  2. Argh! I saw this last year and specifically bought our new sunscreen because it's supposed to be good(we'd used Aveeno previously too)--now it's on the naughty list too! But I found a good one from their list so need to grab it for the weekend. Thanks for sharing this. I just wish it wasn't so hard to keep up on all this safety stuff!

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  3. I just checked out this website and wow! Thank you for posting!! I will definitely be switching our sunscreen. Our's also showed up on the worst list.

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  4. I think you should take the Aveeno cream back and insist a refund. That makes me so mad that they advertised it as, "Like water". Glad you figured it out sooner than later.

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  5. YIkes! I have Aveeno sunscreen too, it got a 7! Good thing I've only put in on her once. Thanks for sharing this!

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