Posts Tagged ‘EWG’


Sunscreen follow-up: You say it’s the best, I say it’s the worst

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.


What’s wrong with the sunscreen business?

Plenty, it would appear. The Environmental Working Group‘s (EWG) 2010 Sunscreen Guide is a scathing critique of the industry, which is largely unregulated.

Here are four standout points from the report’s Hall of Shame section that you should keep in mind when deciding how to protect yourself and your family this summer.