Health Minute: Chemical Sunscreen Alternatives

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WASHINGTON – The FDA has called for more safety data on some chemicals in sunscreen after researchers found some of those chemicals might be seeping into your blood stream.







If you’re looking for an alternative to chemical sunscreen this summer environmental groups say look no further than mineral, or physical sunscreens.

The Environmental Working Group, a source that puts out a yearly guide to sunscreens, calls zinc oxide the “gold standard” when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.







The group said don’t just rely on sunscreens to avoid a dangerous burn; another way to protect yourself when out in the sun is to keep covered and stay in the shade.













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