What’s in your sunscreen?
Scientific studies have shown many sunscreen brands contain Benzene, which is harmful to our health. Benzene is a carcinogen, used in some manufacturing and household products, that Health and Environment agencies are warning against.
Headlines like these are concerning:
- New report found Benzene in 78 popular sunscreens.
- Sunscreen with Leukemia-causing Benzene is latest summer worry.
- Lab asks FDA to recall 40 batches of sunscreen from Neutrogena, Banana Boat and more.
The good news is Benzene is found in only some sunscreens. But how do you know which ones to choose for you and your family? Olympic Dermatology can help because the sunscreens we carry are safe! For example, EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 was recently recommended by Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU).
The bottom line is there are many safe and effective sunscreens out there, including those we carry, including EltaMD, Revision, ISDIN and Colorescience. The most important thing is to use sunscreen regularly and reapply. Not only does that protect against skin cancer, it is the first line of defense for anti-aging and maintaining healthy skin.