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there was a thread a while back but it was soooo long and confusing I gave up, and since I think it was fall at the time I didn't worry about it. but summer is coming and my kids need sunscreen<br><br>
I know limiting direct exposure and hats are great. but as to actual sunscreen. I'm clued out other that I know parabens are bad.
 

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Ooh, it's too late for me to go into right now but if you are really interested go to <a href="http://www.mercola.com" target="_blank">www.mercola.com</a> and search "sunscreen". I like his info b/c he gives his sources...which are scientific, reputable sources in most cases.
 

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here is an interesting article on sun exposure<br><a href="http://www.westonaprice.org/moderndiseases/sunlight-melanoma.html" target="_blank">http://www.westonaprice.org/moderndi...-melanoma.html</a>
 

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There's a thread over in health and healing this week where we've been discussing mineral sunscreens and the risks of nano-particles.<br><br>
EWG's least-concerning brand is supposedly California Baby -- discussed more on the thread. Hold on, I'll go and fetch the link...<br><br>
Here you go:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=659875" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=659875</a>
 

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I believe UV Natural sunscreen contains some of the safest ingredients as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hello,<br>
I am pretty new to natural home and body care, but I'm a long-time advocate for knowing what's in your hair and body care and paying for what you get. Hope I don't get flamed for this, but my main source of good information has been the cosmetics cop (<a href="http://www.cosmeticscop.com/learn/reviews.asp" target="_blank">http://www.cosmeticscop.com/learn/reviews.asp</a>.) She really breaks it down in terms of what natural means in the bath and beauty industry, and what in the products you're using. There are only a handful of ingredients that provide both uva and uvb protection, and they are zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and avobenzone. I have found that avobenzone can cause discoloration to clothing, and I just don't like chemical sunscreens. They burn your eyes when you start to sweat. So I <i>only</i> buy sunscreens w/ either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as the <i>sole</i> active ingredient. They are hard to find, though! I use Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion.
 

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