June 1, 2024

Melanoma: What You Need To Know Now

It’s not intuitive, but even though awareness about the dangers of sun has increased, so have melanoma rates. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and, according to American Cancer Society estimates for 2024: About 100,640 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 59,170 in men and 41,470 in women). About 8,290 people are expected to die of melanoma (about 5,430 men and 2,860 women). According to the CDC, about 6.1 million adults are treated for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas at a cost of about $8.9 billion. But there is a silver lining, according to dermatologist Sonoa Au, […]
June 6, 2020

9 Sunscreens You Can Trust This Summer

For over a decade, the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreens has helped us see the light when it comes to choosing a safe and effective sun care product. While almost three-fourths of the products analyzed were found to offer inferior sun protection or potentially harmful ingredients such as oxybenzone, it wasn’t all bad news in this year’s report. Mineral sunscreens are on the rise, and top-rated products lived up to their claims by using nontoxic and effective ingredients. Other rising trends include non-GMO formulations and sun-protective clothing. These nine picks all received a 1 (safest) rating from the EWG. Tips […]
October 15, 2019

The Solid Case for Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Under the sea, vibrant, diverse ecosystems used to flourish. But today, coral reefs, also known as “rain forests of the sea,” are at risk. Whether on the shore or inland, consumerism—from plastic waste to chemical sunscreens—is harming ocean health. But could there be blue skies ahead for our blue waters? Maybe, but that depends on us. “People are waking up and recognizing that our lifestyles are having such a significant impact on the ocean that we can’t ignore it anymore,” says Vicki Nichols Goldstein, founder and executive director of the Inland Ocean Coalition and Colorado Ocean Coalition. “No matter where […]
August 15, 2018

Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Now Have More Info

Today Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest multinational manufacturers of consumer packaged
June 7, 2017

EWG’s 2017 Guide to Sunscreens Is Here

Just in time for summer, EWG released its 2017 Guide to Sunscreens today, which found that almost