Thursday, June 28, 2012

Do Your Homework - Protection from the Rays of the Sun

Here in the DC area we are expecting temperatures to soar to the 100 degree mark this weekend and even as an African American, protection from exposure to the rays of the sun is vital, both against burn and skin cancer. Unfortunately the new label requirements set forth by the FDA for sunscreen manufacturers will not be met until next year so it is up to the consumer to do their homework and learn what sunscreen will provide adequate protection. Visit EWG (Environmental Working Group's) site to make a comparison of your chosen sunscreen.  Key also for protection is to use enough sunscreen and apply often when exposed. For protection more is definitely better.

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