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.
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
Would you buy a sunscreen with a label that warned you to avoid the sun for a week after applying it?
Canadian consumers could soon face that decision.Read More
The Canadian government has proposed sunscreen rules much stronger than those governing U.S. sunscreens. Because numerous companies are major players in both the Canadian and United States markets, if Canada’s planned rules take effect, they could prompt welcome changes in sunscreens sold in the U.S.Read More
The federal Food and Drug Administration has proposed new regulations that would require tanning beds to bear warning labels and tighten agency controls on their operations.Read More
The top environmental health stories of 2012 were all about everyday hazards that are right in our backyards. They have to do with the unintended consequences of chemical pollution that could harm the health of our families, our neighbors, our towns - our nation.Read More