Many sunscreens have problematic ingredients and poor UV protection and make overblown claims. Since 2007, EWG has been scouring the market for the safest and most effective products.
Last year, our 25-year-old classmate was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Her illness came as a shock. “Isn’t melanoma a disease of older people?” we said to ourselves.
Parents and caregivers know that applying a safe, effective sunscreen to children is one key to protecting them from sun damage. Sunscreen should never be your child’s first line of defense against the sun, of course, and the reality is that some products may actually do more harm than good.
This weekend is all about fun in the sun. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a lake or a backyard picnic, be sure to cover up to protect your skin against sunburn and pesky bug bites.
I love this time of year. After a long, cold winter, how can you resist the sun when it beckons you to go outside?
A whopping 80 percent of U.S. sun protection products analyzed by EWG contain harmful ingredients or offer inadequate protection against dangerous ultraviolet radiation -- or both, according to a new shopping guide released today by EWG.Read More
With much of the country buried beneath snow and battling frigid temperatures, most Americans are focused on scarves and shovels, not sun safety and skin cancer. While sunscreen is likely not at the top of your shopping list, it should be!
Partisan gridlock has been rising almost as fast as the staggering rates of skin cancer diagnoses and deaths. That’s why EWG is so pleased that Congress was able to come together to pass the Sunscreen Innovation Act, which President Obama signed into law this month. This long awaited and much needed step will ensure better access to safer, more effective sunscreens.Read More
EWG applauds Congress for passing a bill that will give Americans better protection from the sun’s harmful UV radiation and greater access to safe and effective sunscreens.Read More
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today approved a bill that could bring new and effective sunscreen ingredients to the U.S. market and help reduce the rate of skin cancer.Read More
The government’s top doctor’s urgent warning today is an important call to action to reduce the skyrocketing rates of skin cancer, EWG said in a statement.Read More
Congress moved a step closer to improving the sunscreens available to American consumers this week (July 28) when the House of Representatives passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act.Read More
The House of Representatives today advanced a bill that could bring more effective sunscreens to the U.S. market and help reduce the risk of skin cancer, EWG said in a statement today.Read More
EWG applauds Reps. Whitfield and Dingell for their efforts to accelerate FDA’s review of the safety and efficacy of sunscreen ingredients and we look forward to working with Congress to enact legislation that could help reduce the risk of skin cancer.Read More
The Environmental Working Group and other leading public health advocates are urging members of Congress to support a new bill that could bring more effective sunscreens to the U.S. market and help reduce the risk of skin cancer, diagnosed in 2 million Americans yearly.
“Mom, I don’t want to look like a ghost.”
Ever heard that? We sure have.
EWG has been the go-to source for information on sunscreens for busy people and parents for nearly a decade. This year, we launched an exciting new sun safety campaign to encourage people to take the time to think through their sun protection regimen.
But we still struggle to get my kids to slather on the stuff that can help protect their skin from sun damage.Read More
This summer, EWG teamed up with Keep A Breast's Non Toxic Revolution to help teach teens about the importance of using safer sunscreen. We toured with the Warped Tour to pass out our Teen Sunscreen Guide and met a lot of great people along the way. Check it out!Read More
Environmental Working Group is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to finish the job of issuing comprehensive and enforceable regulations to ensure that sunscreens on the U.S. market are truly safe and effective.Read More
Alexandra Cousteau (Explorer, Environmentalist, Mother) explains how EWG's Sunscreen Guide has helped her to protect her family from the dangerous effects of sun exposure.Read More