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Sunscreen Chemicals in the Bloodstream

By Kim Robson: Here at Green Mom, we’ve been keeping an eye on sunscreens. Not just why they are important for kidsbut also about recent banson sunscreen in Hawaii, Key West, and Palau amid concerns about chemical damage to coral reefs. In particular, oxybenzoneand octinoxate, commonly found in over 3,500 sunscreens, are the most concerning. …

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Why Natural Sunblock Matters

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Goodbye winter clothes and hello sandals, swimsuits and long days at the beach. I know we all have been lectured about the importance of sunblock to prevent skin cancer and premature aging, so I’m not going to preach about that. However, natural sunblock is …

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Sunscreen Ban in Hawaii

By Kim Robson: I’m one of those weirdos who hate to wear sunscreen. It’s expensive, smelly, greasy, sticky and full of toxic chemicals; and the SPF ratings are not to be trusted. I feel disgusting with it on. You have to reapply it every two hours (more often if you …

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The Importance Of Sunscreen For Kids

By Fredrica Syren: I remember as a kid spending long days in the sun while by the lake and even on vacations in Turkey or Spain. As a blond little girl with pale skin, I always was at risk of sunburn and I did often. Back then, no one ever …

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Enjoy The Sun With Chemical-Free Sun Block

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Ahhh, finally the sun is back after a long, dark winter. And, boy, does it feel good to have it shining on my face. Goodbye winter clothes and hello sandals, swimsuits and long days at the beach. I know we all have been lectured …

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Sunscreen Might Negatively Impact Coral Reefs

By Emma Grace Fairchild:  Oceanographers and marine biology researchers have been concerned with the health of the world’s coral reefs for years. Playing a critical role in entire local oceanic ecosystems, reefs exist in only 1% of all oceans yet host an estimated 1 million different species that call reefs …

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Sunlight and Sun Protection

By Dawna Matthews We have a few weeks of glorious summertime left and by now have been spending our fair share in the sun. I adore the sun; like a sunflower, my soul blossoms in the sun, its light filling me with radiance and strength. Yet, as much as I …

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