Sun Screen Research Paper

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Beach season is just around the corner and people are searching for the best sunscreens that are non-toxic and safe for the entire family to minimize their risk of sunburns, sun overexposure, and skin cancer. The problem is that sunscreens are not created equally, not all are non-toxic and safe for your family. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) actually discovered that 72 percent of the sunscreens tested consists of harmful ingredients or has insufficient sun protection.

There’s no perfect sunscreen. Not all products meet the standard of being non-toxic and safe for the entire family. Most have harmful chemicals, and even the mineral-based ones have nanoparticles. These are tiny ingredients that can cross the blood-brain barrier. These
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Safe and Non-toxic Family Sunscreens for Beach & Sport

= All Terrain AquaSport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
= All Good Unscented Sunstick, SPF 30
= Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen Lotion, Fragrance Free, SPF
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The following brands are the ones who had the worst scores and don’t appear to be non-toxic and safe for the entire family.

Inferior and Unfavorable Sunscreens for Kids

= Banana Boat Kids Max Protect & Play Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100
= Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
= Coppertone Sunscreen Continuous Spray, Kids, SPF 70
= Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Kids, SPF 70+
= Coppertone Foaming Lotion Sunscreen Kids Wacky Foam, SPF 70+
= Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70+
= CVS Baby Sunstick Sunscreen SPF

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