Posts Tagged "uv rays"

Summer sun safety: Contact lenses with UV protection

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 in Environment, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

By Amanda Woerner With the official arrival of summer, taking protective measures against the sun’s dangerous rays is essential. While many may think they’re prepared with sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, doctors say there’s another must-have to add to the list: UV-blocking contact lenses. Contact lenses with ultraviolet protection help reduce or eliminate the UV rays that would normally strike the naked eye, according to Dr. Karl Citek, professor of optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry, and member of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO). While it’s...

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Be Wary of Chemicals: The Safest Sunscreens on the Market

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 in Environment, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization, Uncategorized

June 7, 2013 By Jenny Sugar Probably not something you want to think about when it’s hot out, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence of melanoma cases in both men and women has risen two percent every year from 2000 to 2009. Wearing sunscreen is an effective way to protect yourself, and aside from remembering to apply it, you also need to make sure the bottle you use is safe. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has recently released its 2013 Sunscreen Guide; in order to make the list, a sunscreen must be free of oxybenzone and retinyl...

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U.S. FDA Standardizes Sunscreen Labelling Laws

Posted on Aug 17, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

Sunscreen products sold on U.S. shelves will soon be required to follow a standardized labelling system that specifies which products offer the best protection and bans the terms “sunblock” and “waterproof.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the new labelling requirements on Tuesday in Silver Spring, Md. Under the new system, only sunscreen products that protect against both ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation, and have an SPF of 15 or higher, will qualify to be labelled as “Broad Spectrum.” Janet Woodcock, director of the...

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