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New sunscreen labels offer clearer sunburn, skin cancer information

May 21, 2013

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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Howard LeWine, M.D., is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publishing, and editor in chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. See Full Bio
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July 18, 2013

Very useful post to everyone.Thanks for this article on sunscreen lotions.

July 4, 2013

Very nice post everybody must read it who use sunscreen lotion. Specially thanks to change the misleading words printed on labels. I think we must follow the new rules.

The Home T
June 4, 2013

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve discussed the SPF factor with friends. Many assume they can just grab a high number, cover themselves and that they’ll be good to go. And then they get burned. It’s a great example of how marketing can do harm.

Stacy Boegem
May 24, 2013

It’s also important to be aware of ingredients when selecting a sunscreen. Go for creams with physical barriers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Chemical barriers like Oxybenzone and Avobenzone are not as effective, plus the chemicals go into your blood stream. To check the toxicity of the products you’re using, visit the EWG’s sunscreen guide and it will give your product a safety rating.

May 22, 2013

I think this article can give knowledge skincare industrial because we need to increase perfect product that can protecting our skin from cancer from now.

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