Comparing Sunscreens - 07/07/14

When it comes to sunscreen, there are more options than ever.  Labels can be confusing but three things to consider when buying are brand, price, and ingredients.

There's a big movement toward natural or organic sunscreens with a lot of people worried about chemicals found in the traditional types.  The question, though, is whether the natural products work as well. 

Dr. Jeffery Dover, president of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery says they do.

If you're looking for sunscreen without some chemicals that have been linked to health problems, avoid anything that ends in -ate, -one, and -ene.

Natural or organic sunscreens can be more expensive but if you do some comparison shopping, you can save a good bit.

Here are a couple of links that can help you compare products, ingredients and prices.

http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty/how-find-best-natural-sunscreen

http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/sunscreen/sunscreens-explained

http://safemama.com/cheatsheets/sunscreen/

 

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SELFIE CRASH

ORIENT, Maine (AP) -- Texting and driving? Not safe. Driving while taking a selfie? Even more not safe. Police in Maine say a man crashed his car while taking a selfie with his passengers. Authorities say several people were hurt when 29-year-old Jordan Toner lost control of the vehicle he was driving with seven passengers. When he leaned over to take the selfie, his car ran off the road and hit a tree. He's been hit with a distracted driving summons.

DESTINY'S CHALLENGE

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies in Idaho are trying to find their destiny. That's Destiny as in the girl's name -- not their reason for being. Authorities have been interviewing more than a dozen girls named Destiny as they try to crack a vandalism case. It seems someone spray-painted a prom invitation on part of the Black Cliffs in southwest Idaho back in May. The message read: "Destiny, Prom?" If authorities can track down who was trying to woo Destiny, that person's destiny could be jail. The crime is punishable by up to six months behind bars and a fine of $1,000.

GRENADE BROUGHT TO POLICE STATION

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A grenade in hand -- was worth a lot of concern to police in South Burlington, Vermont. A woman found a hand grenade in her grandfather's belongings -- and decided to bring it to the police station. That got their attention. Police cleared the department and nearby buildings -- because they weren't sure if the grenade was live. In the end, the state bomb squad had to come in to deal with the grenade. As late as yesterday, authorities hadn't determined whether the grenade was dangerous or inactive. They are urging residents who find grenades or other potentially devices to leave them where they are -- and call the police.

TELESCOPE MISTAKEN FOR RIFLE

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- They were hoping to check out some stars. But the first light they saw when trying to use their telescope -- was that from police officers who mistook their telescope for a rifle. Levi Joraanstad and Colin Waldera were setting up their telescope behind their apartment Monday when police flashed a bright light into their eyes and told them to freeze. The students couldn't see who was shining the light -- and thought it was a prank by other students. Despite the confusion, it turned out O.K. Police say the students were never in any danger -- and that police approached them because they'd rather be safe than sorry.

 
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