Sunscreen is crucial for skin protection and the SPF is important. But dermatologists say the key to good summer skin care is applying plenty of lotion and re-applying it often, even when it's cloudy.
The maker of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 said trace amounts of the cancer-causing chemical benzene were found in the propellant that sprays the product from the can.
Johnson & Johnson says internal testing showed some sunscreen samples contained low levels of benzene, which causes cancer with long-term exposure.
The government asked sunscreen manufacturers do safety studies on the active ingredients in sunscreens — by November. In the meantime, what do you need to know about the goo you slather on your skin?
As the spring sunshine brightens up, researchers caution: Don't skimp on sun protection, especially on the sensitive eyelids.
Sunscreens containing the chemicals linked to coral reef bleaching will be banned from sale in Key West, the city commission voted 6-1 Tuesday night. Industry officials say the link isn't proven.
The bio-diverse country says it has a responsibility to conserve its reefs. However, researchers say there are more effective and less toxic sunscreens available.
If Gov. David Ige signs the bill, popular sunscreen brands including Coppertone, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic will be illegal. Lawmakers say they contain chemicals harmful to delicate marine life.
Getting people to change their health behaviors is hard. A cancer diagnosis may increase motivation to reduce risk, but it doesn't necessarily make the change easier.