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Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid and Sunscreen Lotions Without Toxic Chemicals

Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid: Does Your Sunscreen Contain Toxic Chemicals?

Check the label of your sunscreen or sunblock for both the active and inactive ingredients. It’s best if your sunscreen contains only the active ingredient zinc oxide (it may also contain titanium dioxide). But if your topical sunscreen/sunblock has any of the following toxic chemicals it could actually be doing more harm than good! Here’s a list of some of the sunscreen ingredients to avoid: Avobenzone (Parsol 1789, Eusolex 9020, Escalol 517) Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3, Eusolex 4360, Escalol 567) Dioxybenzone (benzophenone-8) Octocrylene Sulisobenzone (benzophenone-4) Phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid (ensulizole) Homosalate Cinoxate PABA (4-Aminobenzoic acid, para-aminobenzoic acid) Padimate O (OD-PABA, octyldimethyl PABA, Escalol...

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Sunscreen Recommendations From The Environmental Working Group

Sunscreen Hazards and Recommendations From the Environmental Working Group (EWG)

The last blog post discussed many of the problems with topical sunscreens and sunblocks. This includes any sunscreens or sunblocks that may be in makeup. If your makeup or other skin products have an SPF (Sun Protection Factor), beware! Here’s an overview of the primary dangers of sunscreens: –Sunscreens block the production of Vitamin D –Sunscreens really don’t protect you from UVA rays very well –SPF ratings are extremely misleading. First of all, they only describe UVB protection, NOT UVA protection at all. But also SPF ratings are theoretical, produced in a lab where the amount of sunscreen used on...

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Sunlight And Ultraviolet Radiation

How Sunlight and Ultraviolet Radiation Affect Us

The sun makes life on earth possible. Sunlight also has direct health benefits for humans, catalyzing our production of Vitamin D and even enhancing our mood. Plus, many enjoyable activities involve being in the sun; it’s fun to be outdoors. Yet unfortunately, there is a trade-off. Every second you’re in the sun damages your skin. This skin aging is cumulative and irreversible. It can also lead to serious long-term health consequences including skin cancer. Here’s a little bit more information about sunlight and how it affects us: Sunlight The sun emits Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (in...

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Sunsafe Rx Health Tips Blog

What is Sunsafe Rx Health Tips?

The Sunsafe Rx Health & Wellness blog will be covering any and all topics related to human health. Our goal is to enlighten you with new, facts, and tip for your health and wellness that you may not come across in other publications. We hope you find value in the information conveyed here. Visit us regularly, and by all means feel free to comment and provide feedback on one of our social pages, or send us an email. Live an active, enjoyable life! Thank you. Regards, David Murphey, Founder, Napa Valley Bioscience

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Sunsafe Rx Health Tips

Welcome to Sunsafe Rx Health Tips!

This marks the commencement of Napa Valley Bioscience’s Sunsafe Rx Health and Wellness blog at: We will focus on topics related to living an active, enjoyable life. Our goal is to share with you news, facts, and tips for your health and wellness. We hope you find some information of value here. Thanks for reading us!

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