Last month, the Hawaii legislature enacted a law that bans sunscreens that include two common sun blocking chemicals: oxybenzone and octinoxate. State legislators pointed to a study from the Haereticus Environmental Laboratory that found these chemicals can contribute to coral bleaching and can hinder coral reproductive growth. While the law does not go into effect … More Hawaii Bans Sunscreen Ingredients
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Yesterday, the FDA sent warning letters to companies marketing supplemental pills and capsules that purportedly provide protection from the sun. The FDA has not approved any oral medications that can achieve protection from ultraviolet rays and took the step of sending these warning letters to protect consumers from false and misleading claims. Sunscreen is the … More Be Warned: Sun Sunscreen Pills Don’t Work
Skin cancer is strongly linked to exposure to UV radiation. In the United States, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and most cases are preventable. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer and is one of the most common types of cancer for young adults and teens.,  Skin cancer treatment … More 10 Reasons States Should Pass Laws to Protect Youth From UV Exposure