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Keep your kids safer in the sun this Fourth of July

This Fourth of July weekend is all about getting out in the sun. Picnics, barbecues and time at the pool are all great excuses to get little ones outside to play and exercise.

Staying healthy this Fourth of July

Independence Day is almost here, with the potential for fun, sun and fireworks. While preparing for barbecues, beach days and get-togethers with family and friends, keep in mind a few health and...

Staying safe in the sun this Memorial Day weekend

With Memorial Day weekend unofficially starting the summer, some people will be heading to the beach, others to a lake or a picnic. Whatever your plans, EWG has useful tips to help protect you from...

Spotlighting women’s health for Women’s Health Month

Women’s relationship to the environment is unique in many ways, with lifestyle choices and habits presenting special challenges, because some of the personal care products they use may contain harmful...

What effect do melanin and sunscreen have on vitamin D levels?

Why do people with heavily pigmented skin often have lower levels of vitamin D, and how does sunscreen play a role? These are questions researchers are trying to answer.

Why is cancer-causing benzene widespread in personal care products?

Benzene is a sweet-smelling, petroleum-derived toxic chemical classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a known human carcinogen – and now it’s being detected in many personal care products...

Winter warning: Avoid harmful chemicals when battling dry skin

It’s getting cold in many parts of the U.S., and our skin knows it.

Staying safe under the sun: How melanin levels can significantly affect skin cancer risk

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide and the most diagnosed cancer in the U.S. Recent research shows that melanin, a pigment found in hair, skin and eyes, can play a...

The good glow: Stay safe with protective sunscreens this summer

Sunscreen helps reduce the risk of sunburns and long-term skin damage, but only one in four products offers adequate protection and does not contain worrisome ingredients, according to an EWG analysis...

Summer check-in: Sun safety tips for kids

Summer is here, and your children are likely excited to play outside for hours. But exposure to bright sunshine brings with it the risk of skin damage, so EWG is offering our top tips for safe...

Tips for a healthy and safe Memorial Day holiday weekend

It’s Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. As you get ready to spread the picnic blankets, fire up the grills and enjoy the warm evenings, EWG has useful tips for helping you and...

Six ways to boost your health this spring

The start of spring means longer days, stronger UV rays, open windows and spring cleaning. Here are a few tips EWG suggests for safely enjoying the season.

Protecting Your Skin From Winter Weather

Winter is here, and that means colder temperatures and drier air. In the grips of a global pandemic, more of us are spending time outdoors. But being outside in the cold can bring cracked lips and dry...

Tips for a Healthy and Safe July Fourth Holiday

This July Fourth weekend, be responsible and respect local public health ordinances and social distancing guidelines. Whether you're planning to stay at home to grill in your backyard, or heading to...

10 Common Mistakes When Applying Sunscreen

Summer is in full swing. Finding a safe and effective sunscreen for you and your family is one component of your sun safety toolbox. And right in time for the Fourth of July holiday, EWG just updated...

5 Sunscreen Myths Debunked

Since EWG released its first Guide to Sunscreens more than a decade ago, many things about the products have changed. But myths about sunscreens persist.

Choosing the Best Sunscreen for Your Kids

After a long spring of being cooped up indoors, everyone is itching to get outside and spend as much time there as possible.

CVS Will Remove Harmful Ingredients From Sunscreens

CVS, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, recently announced it will phase out two common sunscreen ingredients, oxybenzone and octinoxate, from many of its store-brand sun-protection...

Pee in the Pool Toxic or Just Gross?

It's no secret that pee finds its way into swimming pools. In fact, the typical residential pool contains about two gallons of urine. What's worse, there are other, more alarming contaminants lurking...

Ask EWG: How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Your Kids

We get it. Like so many things in parenting, choosing a sunscreen for kids has become ridiculously confusing and anxiety provoking. You don't want your kids to get sunburned, or have other skin damage...
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