I am a HUGE advocate of sunscreen, starting at very early ages.. so it becomes a habit. That being said, I got this great article in email today about 10 sunscreen secrets.. while this isn't new news.. I do expect many of you don't know these things, so I thought I would share it.
Realize that I ONLY use Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, and this is a shopping site, pushing their own online products.. so take the recommendations into account.
Consumer reports has published an article on the back and forth between the FDA and the cosmetics industry leaders.. it's sad to me really - since safety should always be a concern when we are providing products for consumer use.
Below is the article - it's an interesting read.
"Outdated safety rules for the $70 billion cosmetics industry must be overhauled
The FDA has no power to review personal-care products before they go on sale
From our Special Chem partners - here is their article recently about Triclosan - an ingredient used in MANY consumer products..
TORONTO, ON -- The first data on levels of the chemical triclosan were released recently to reveal widespread body pollution in Canadian adults. Seven of eight people tested had the antibacterial chemical in their bodies-with levels higher than those toxic to fish and algae.
Environmental Defence, which conducted the test, says the high prevalence of the chemical means it's time to ban it from household use. This backs up an earlier call from the...