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I'm a total sunscreen freak. Everyone in Dh's family over the age of 40 has had skin cancer and my kids look like Casper the Friendly Ghost. So I slather them with sunscreen everytime we go outside. I took a women's health class last weekend, and they were talking a lot about sunscreen and the dangerous stuff that is in some of them. They gave us this website, that reviews most sunscreens on the market and lets you know what's in them, and also rates them on their level of hazardous ingredients and also how well they protect you from the sun. I was scared when I read what some of the sunscreens have in them. I'm not going to go into detail about which are bad, and which are good, but I'm going to post the site so you guys can see for yourself (if you're interested).
OMG, Water babies (marketed for children & babies) has a 7/8 health risk! Scary!!![/b]
I know!!! I'm actually kind of angry about it because I have been slathering it on my kids for years. Isn't that the one where it says it's "gentle as water?" It has ingredients that have been proven to cause cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity and a slew of other problems! I know that everything causes cancer these days, but I'm mad as heck about the reproductive and developmental problems!
It seems like kids ones are the worse! Maybe because of the water resistant aspect. I havent even heard of the ones they rate the best. It seems like coppertone didnt do to bad though for a mainstream brand.
Interesting! I think I'm going to switch to the Vanicream one after reading that, we use Vanicream cream anyway for her daily care. We have been using Blue Lizard for babies/sensitive skin, it's the only sunscreen I've found that doesn't dry out Julia's already-dry skin.
Interesting! I think I'm going to switch to the Vanicream one after reading that, we use Vanicream cream anyway for her daily care. We have been using Blue Lizard for babies/sensitive skin, it's the only sunscreen I've found that doesn't dry out Julia's already-dry skin.[/b]
Courtney - where do you get that brand? Most of the ones on the recommended list, I have never seen or heard of!