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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