Nearly Half Of All Sunscreens Lack Proper Protection

August 4, 2008

Mintel, a market research firm, has come out and stated that nearly half of all sunscreens fail to protect against certain harmful rays from the Sun.........Boston (ChattahBox) – Mintel, a market research firm, has come out and stated that nearly half of all sunscreens fail to protect against certain harmful rays from the Sun.

Mintel worked and conducted a study on more than 750 sunscreens, and found that nearly half do not protect from both UVB rays, as well as UVA rays.

Nearly half of all sunscreens tested failed to protect from UVA rays, which are linked to aging.. A major problem with this is that you cannot tell if a sunscreen protects from it by looking at the SPF.

Regardless, experts recommend t hat people should use a sunscreen that has at least SPF 15 or above when out in the Sun.

The issue though is that consumers need to be sure they are also protecting themselves from UVB rays, and UVA rays.

Just protecting from one can still put yourself at risk for skin cancer.


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