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Does Sunscreen Expire?

All sunscreens expire, but some faster than others. If you have a bottle or tube of sunscreen stashed away in an beach bag from last Summer you might want to check for an expiration date.  Some sunscreens are designed to remain at their original strength for up to 3 years. They may include an expiration date, indicating a date when they are no longer effective. If you buy sunscreen and it does not have an …

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EWG Scores With The 2012 Sunscreen Ratings While FDA Fails Consumers

EWG Scores With The 2012 Sunscreen Ratings While FDA Fails Consumers

EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) 6th annual Sunscreen Guide rates 257 brands and more than 1,800 products for sun protection. Each year since the start the Environmental Working Group has taken the time to research and test sunscreens, lotions, SPF lip balms, make-up and moisturizer’s to report on the effectiveness and safety of each product. You might be surprised which products rate as hazardous on their scale. It’s easy to find your product–just enter the brand and type into the search section, …

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GOOD LUCK Amy Waldrop! Speaking out against tanning beds for minors!

This is a copy of the testimony submitted to the FDA by Amy Waldrop, a melanoma survivor and advocate against the use of tanning beds for minors. She is appearing before the FDA today to speak out about the dangers of tanning and raise awareness… Division of Dockets Management Food & Drug Administration HFA-305 Docket No. FDA-2009-N-0606 Written Testimony on Reclassification of Indoor Tanning Beds to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, March 25, …

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New Labels for Suncreen

New Labels for Suncreen

Written by: Kalisha I always dread the day that my sunscreen runs out because that means I have to head to the drugstore and stare for what seems like forever at the huge wall of sunscreens trying to figure out which one is the best. I will usually stare and stare then decide to go pick out the toilet paper I need because that is always an easy decision; two-ply and quilted. Then come back …

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