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Johnson & Johnson detects cancer-causing benzene in some spray sunscreens

On Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson announced it is voluntarily recalling 14 sunscreen products from five different products lines after finding benzene, a known carcinogen, in some popular sunscreen...

Amazon highlights EWG VERIFIED™ products in Climate Pledge Friendly

The Environmental Working Group today is joining Amazon’s effort to fight the climate crisis by highlighting more sustainable products. The retailer is teaming up with EWG to feature cosmetics and...

Only 25 percent of sunscreens offer adequate protection, no worrisome ingredients

Today the Environmental Working Group released its 15th annual Guide to Sunscreens. This year, EWG researchers rated the safety and efficacy of more than 1,800 products that advertise sun protection –...

Three-Fourths of Sunscreen Products Offer Inferior Protection or Contain Worrisome Ingredients

As states reopen and Americans leave their homes to venture outside, it's important for them to remember to protect their skin from the sun's harmful rays. Today the Environmental Working Group...

Two-Thirds of Sunscreen Products Offer Inferior Protection or Contain Worrisome Ingredients

Today EWG released its 13th Annual Guide to Sunscreens, which rates the safety and efficacy of more than 1300 SPF products, including sunscreens, daily moisturizers and lip balms with SPF values. EWG...

FDA’s Proposed Sunscreen Regulations Would Be Major Win for Public Health

The Food and Drug Administration today released a proposal for updated sunscreen regulations – a big step toward cleaning up a largely unregulated industry with much-needed reforms that would better...

Two-Thirds of Sunscreen Products Offer Poor Protection or Have Worrisome Ingredients

Today, just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the Environmental Working Group released its 12th annual Guide to Sunscreens, rating the safety and efficacy of more than 1,000 sunscreens, moisturizers and...

Hawaii to Ban 2 Toxic Sunscreen Ingredients to Protect Fragile Coral Reefs

On Tuesday, the Hawaii state legislature passed a bill that would ban sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.

EWG’s 2017 Guide to Sunscreens

Just in time for summer, EWG released its 2017 Guide to Sunscreens today, which found that almost three-fourths of the products evaluated rate poorly for skin protection, or have ingredients that...

EWG to FDA: Investigate Practices Used to Boost SPF Values

EWG urged the federal Food and Drug Administration today to investigate whether certain ingredients used in sunscreens to boost SPF values are masking sunburn, the body's main warning sign of skin...

EWG Releases 2016 Guide to Sunscreens

Almost three-fourths of the 750 sunscreens evaluated for EWG's annual Guide to Sunscreens, released today, offer inferior protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone, a hormone...

More Than 1.2 Million Visits and Counting to EWG’s 2015 Sunscreens Guide

Consumers are demanding more information about the sun protection products they are using and the chemicals they are putting on their bodies, as evidenced by the overwhelming response to EWG's 2015...

Sunscreen Bill Heads to President’s Desk

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.

Senate Committee Moves Bill To Bring New Sunscreens to U.S. Market

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.

Government’s Top Doctor Issues Wake-Up Call on Sun Exposure Risks

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.

House Advances Bill To Bring Better Sunscreens to U.S. Market

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.

New Bill Aims To Bring More Effective Sunscreens to Market

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...

High Demand for EWG Sunscreen Sampler Box Reflects Consumer Calls for Safer Sun Protection

EWG's top-rated sunscreen samples, offered to promote the EWG Sun Safety Campaign and 2014 Guide to Sunscreens, sold out in less than two hours.

Canada plans strong sunscreen warnings

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...

EWG’s 2013 Guide to Sunscreens: What to Use, What to Lose

Ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, Environmental Working Group today released its 7th annual Sunscreen Guide rating the safety and efficacy of more than 1,400 sunscreens, lotions, lip products and...

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