In the current issue of Vegetarian Times , the magazine gives a “Stick” (its version of a slap on the wrist) to the Food and Drug Administration for “failing to issue sunscreen-safety standards for more than three decades.” According to the article, “research by the Environmental Working Group [indicates] 84 percent of 910 name-brand sunscreen products either offer inadequate sun protection or contain ingredients with significant safety concerns.”
Let me pick up where Vegetarian Times left off and share this thought: The good news is we’re now informed and we have green alternatives.
Debby, my green guru from Real Green Goods ( http://www.realgreengoods.com/ ) highly recommends Badger SPF 30 For Face & Body ( http://www.badgerbalm.com/ ). As it happens, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) listed its five best (and worst) sunscreens . . . and, wouldn’t you know, Badger SPF 30 is at the top of their “Best” list.
Trust me, if it's good enough for EWG and Debby, it's good enough for us! Just for kicks, here are all the sunscreens on both of EWG's lists:
1. Badger SPF 30
2. Peter Thomas Roth Titanium Dioxide Sunblock SPF 30