Child-Friendly Summer: What's The Best Sunscreen For Kids?
Skin cancer rates are on the rise at over 76,000 new cases of invasive melanoma poised to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. But this should not get in the way of fun this summer, particularly for children who deserve their share of sun and play this season.
Nonprofit organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its annual evaluation of sunscreens on the market, checking 750 sunscreen brands with a particular focus this year on products for babies and young kids.
The verdict: three-quarters of the tested products provide inadequate protection or contain concerning ingredients. Looking at products with terms such as "little," "kids" or "babies" in the title, EWG saw little difference between sunscreens catering to children and adults.