While we should consider carefully any chemicals we apply to our bodies, EWG and their science/research has received some criticism (I've seen a number of articles on this over the years - EWG releases numerous reports on various health issues - but the see e.g. http://www.beautybunch.com/2010/05/26/cancer-from-vitamin-a-in-your-sunscreen/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+paulabegoun+%28Beauty+Bunch%29&utm_content=Google+Reader)
One thing to consider IMO is alternatives. If you can go out in the sun with light cotton longsleeves and a hat, that's probably better than applying chemicals. On the other hand, if you have to go out in the sun, I think that applying chemicals that have been approved by national safety organizations is less of a risk than getting melanoma from sun exposure.
But everyone has to make their own informed decision, and reading and considering reports like EWG's and other safety/research organizations and carefully reading ingredient lists before choosing a sunscreen is a very good thing to do.
Edited by: RESIPSA99 at: 6/7/2010 (13:21)
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