Three weeks ago, after reading the Environmental Working Group’s 2010 Sunscreen Guide–the best information I’ve found to date on the sun-protection products offered to us by the largely unregulated sunscreen industry–I wrote a post titled “What’s wrong with the sunscreen business?“. In my inbox this morning I found a newsletter from LIVESTRONG with the subject “The Best Sunscreens”. I wanted to see how their recommendations matched up against EWG’s, and so I clicked on the link to check out the full article.
In just about an hour from now I’ll be kicking back on the deck of my friend’s Brooklyn apartment and celebrating the Fourth of July. We’ll do it in the quintessential American style–by having a barbecue, drinking beers, eating apple pie, and watching fireworks. But while I’m enjoying the smoky flavor of my steak this afternoon, thanks to a few articles I had the misfortune of stumbling upon a few days ago, I’ll be wondering if what I’m eating is going to kill me.