This recent email is important as we hit the beaches and pools. Click the first link for general info. Click on the second link for the list before you go shopping for sunscreen this year. (The picture will bleed into the right hand margin. Can’t be resized.)
Memorial Day weekend is here, and that means summer is officially underway.
It also means it’s time to think about the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the dangerous effects of sun exposure as you plan your summer adventures.
This year, EWG and its Healthy Child Healthy World program have teamed up to bring you two must-have sun safety tip sheets that will help keep you and your family safe all summer long:
- Healthy Child Healthy World’s 2015 Sun Safety Guide for Children is a must-have for any parent looking to keep their kids safe in the sun this summer! Click here to check out the step-by-step sun safety guide from Healthy Child Healthy World, powered by EWG.
- And when it comes to picking out the right sunscreen for you and your family, EWG has you covered. We analyzed 1,700 products for EWG’s annual Guide to Sunscreens and found that 80 percent of the products we assessed contain potentially harmful ingredients or offer inadequate protection from the sun. EWG’s Sunscreen Hall of Shame highlights the worst offenders and includes rankings on the worst spray sunscreens, sunscreen lotions and the worst sunscreens for kids. Click here to visit EWG’s Sunscreen Hall of Shame and make sure you know which products to avoid this summer.
Some of the products that fall seriously short in this year’s Hall of Shame include big brands such as Neutrogena, Banana Boat, Coppertone and others that continuously get away with using egregious marketing claims and hyping their products at the expense of consumer health.
We know it can be overwhelming to sift through the store shelves full of products and figure out the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the sun – that’s why EWG and Healthy Child Healthy World did the work for you. So don’t go in the sun without us.
Here’s to a fun – and safe – summer,
– EWG Hall of Shame