Sue Scheff: Memorial Day Weekend – Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

Especially in South Florida, sunscreen is a staple in most homes.  Memorial Day weekend is a time when many families pack our beaches and have fun in the sun.  The latest new research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) show that some popular brands of sunscreen may actually accelerate skin cancer, instead of protecting your skin. Read the full report here. EWG researchers recommend only 39, or 8 percent, of 500 beach and sport sunscreens on the market this season.

For years, experts and our parents have been telling us to apply and reapply sunscreen, especially when facing the sun’s harmful rays. According to this new study, almost half of the most popular sunscreen contain ingredients that could actually speed up cancer.

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This Memorial Day weekend take the time to enjoy your friends and family and give thanks to the men and women that gave their lives for our country.

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