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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...

Why We Don’t Rate Tanning Products in the Guide to Sunscreens

In EWG's 2017 Guide to Sunscreens you may have noticed that our scientists did not evaluate tanning products. We rate a number of sunscreens with bronzers that can give you the appearance of a tan...

19 Best-Scoring Sunscreens for Babies and Kids

A few blistering sunburns in childhood can double a person's chances of developing serious forms of skin cancer in their lifetime. While a hat and shirt are the most effective at blocking harmful UV...

DIY Sunscreen? Bad Idea.

For the avid do-it-yourselfer looking for a natural source of skin protection, trying to make your own sunscreen might seem like a great idea. Sunscreen-grade zinc oxide is available for purchase on...

Apply Sunscreen Early and Often, Plus 6 Ways to Layer Skin Protection

By now it's probably second nature to slather on the sunscreen when you're hitting the beach, hanging out by the pool or heading to a Sunday afternoon ballgame.

Another Risk for College Students? Indoor Tanning.

It's summer break on college campuses, which means students across America are packing up their bathing suits and cleaning out their bank accounts for sun, sand and partying. But before they leave...

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