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New study probes sunblock

For decades, the importance of using sunscreen has been the mantra of many medical professionals. A new report from the Environmental Working Group, however, says that the vast majority of sunscreens contains unsafe chemicals. How can you know if what you are using is safe?

The best sunscreens

Here are some sunscreens that make the grade:

  • All Terraine -- Aquasport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30; Terrasport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30; and Kidsport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30
  • Badger -- Sunscreen for Face and Body, Unscented, SPF 30; Sunscreen for Face and Body, Lightly Scented, SPF 30; and Sunscreen for Face and Body, Lightly Scented, SPF 15
  • Beyond Coastal -- Lip and Face Screen, SPF 30
  • California Baby -- Sunblock Stick No Fragrance, SPF 30+; Sunscreen Lotion No Fragrance, SPF 30+; Sunscreen Lotion Everyday/Year-Round, SPF 30+; Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+; Citronella and Sunblock Stick Everyday/Year-Round, SPF 30+
  • Caribbean Solutions -- Natural/Biodegradable SolGuard, SPF 25; Sol Kid Kare Natural Sunscreen, SPF 25
  • Desert Essence -- Age Reversal SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen
  • Episencial -- Sunny Sunscreen, SPF 35
  • Estion -- Sunscreen with Zinc, SPF 38
  • Jason Natural Cosmetics -- Sunbrellas: Mineral Based Physical Sunblock, SPF 30+; Sunbrellas: Chemical Free Sunblock, SPF 30+; and Earth's Best: Sunblock Mineral Based, SPF 30+
  • Kabana Skin Care -- Green Screen Organic Sunscreen Fragrance Free, SPF 20; and Green Screen Organic Sunscreen, SPF 22, Skin Tone Tinted
  • L'uvalla Certified Organic -- SPF 20 Sunscreen Face/Body
  • La Roche-Posay -- Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream
  • Little Forest -- Sunscreen Lotion For Babies and Kids, SPF 30+
  • Loving Naturals -- Sunscreen, SPF 30+
  • Miessence -- Reflect Outdoor Balm, SPF 15
  • Purple Prairie Botanicals -- SunStuff, SPF 30; Sun Stick, SPF 30; and SunStuff, SPF 15
  • Soleo Organics -- All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+; Soleo Organics/Wyland Organics All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+; and Soleo Organics/Atlantis Resort All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+
  • thinkbaby and thinksport -- Sunscreen, SPF 30+
  • Trukid -- Sunny Days Face and Body Stick, SPF 30+
  • UV Natural -- Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+; Sunscreen Sport, SPF 30+; and Sunscreen, SPF 30+
  • Vanicream -- Sunscreen Sport, SPF 35

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