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March 25, 2008 – Comments (2)

yourself with sunscreens this summer? Protecting your kids from the harmful rays of the sun? Well, if you're going to do it...do it right!

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#1) On March 25, 2008 at 9:40 PM, dwot (97.03) wrote:

I took a course that covered this stuff and they kept repeat one ingredient that was especially important and my short memory here, it is isn't coming to me and I know it is an oxide... 

I just looked at the link and you'd think they'd make it easy and summarize what to look for. 

Titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, I forget...  They both have safe ratings.

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#2) On March 26, 2008 at 8:32 AM, devoish (99.07) wrote:

Titanium oxide is the most effective sunblock and zinc oxide is second. Safety testing on T-oxide is not as thorough as on Z-oxide, so for now T-oxide is considered the best ingredient to look for, but if future testing finds it to be dangerous the products containing it will fall away from the top of the list. In the meantime without evidence of being harmful it rates highest. As of right now there is no reason to believe that T-oxide is dangerous except the question left by just not knowing it is safe.

What kills me (and maybe you) is the almost 400 products that could (should) just be avoided, another 350 that work poorly, and contain some hazardous ingredients can compete against the 150 that are safe and effective.

Only through ignorance and marketing can such a thing be accomplished.

For easy, just look at the "best and worst" lists.

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