Category: Health & Safety

What sunscreen SPF recommendations will protect me from burning?

Dear HI Travel Tales, I always buy the highest SPF I can get but I heard lately that may not be what I need. Sunscreen is so confusing. Can you help? P.M., Flagstaff, Ariz. You aren’t the only one. Therese Iknoian of HI Travel Tales conducted a major multiple-part investigation into sunscreens, manufacturing, ingredients, labels and government oversight that was published in May and June 2010, and she was shocked at what she learned – and found the same confusion in labels you do. Luckily, about a year later the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally passed guidelines and many of...

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On why I hate ticks!

It’s not all that hard to realize why I hate ticks. The very thought of walking through woods and fields infested with ticks makes my skin crawl. Perhaps it is because of a tick’s predilection to attaching itself firmly to its host, in this case me, and then draining a seemingly prodigious quantity of blood from those dark and moist places where I would rather not have something alien nibbling. Even with my skin dipped in DEET and clothes soaked in permethrin, I am on edge.

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Sunscreen confusion solved: What to choose and why

After more than three decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in summer 2011 approved guidelines for sunscreen brands on marketing, labeling and testing to help stop widespread sunscreen confusion. They went into affect in mid-2012 for major players, while smaller ones had until 2013 to comply. But there is still plenty of sunscreen confusion. First, consumers not only had no idea that there were finally regulations, let alone that there hadn’t been any before. Really. None. Not since the FDA started the process of determining rules in 1978. Indeed, there was nothing until 2011 that officially told brands that made all those...

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