Tag: EWG

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Are Micronized and Nanoparticles Safe In Your Sunscreen?

If you take an interest in sunscreen science — or if, like me, you’re a bit of a sunscreen fanatic — you’ll know that there’s been some controversy in recent years over the safety of micronized and nanoparticle ingredients in sunscreens. While I’ve written about this topic in the past, it’s one that generates a… Read more »

Is Your Sunscreen Snake Oil?

In its latest annual Sunscreen guide, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) evaluated 500 sunscreens and found only 8% to be acceptable in terms of protection and safety. EWG Senior Vice President for Research Jane Houlihan called most of the best-selling sunscreens in the US as “the equivalent of modern-day snake oil,” claiming they don’t offer… Read more »