Putting Sunscreen to the Test

Consumer Reports ranks effectiveness of sunscreen brands.
1:31 | 05/23/13

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More it is not always mean better quality at least when it comes to -- street. Consumer reports tested twelve broad spectrum sunscreens that claim to protect against cancer causing UB EA and UBB raised. Eight found some of -- east expensive brands -- the most effective. But I think everyone. Want to cut when they can but -- don't want to cut -- you know air quality tests measure the effectiveness after a normal activity and after eighty minutes in the water. We -- C -- -- -- -- -- and that's how we know if the funds can provide a UBB and you be APEC action. Leading the pack store labels like target out -- not and wal mart's Oakley brand names like Coppertone Hawaiian tropic also ranked well. Others like -- -- and -- fell below standards the problem according to consumer reports. These -- protect against -- -- but do not provide as much UVB protection. That pact doesn't protect against TV you read that -- -- and you could and that's getting a little unborn. -- it makes sense to look at one of our products that provide very good UVA and UVB protection -- get that all around. Action protection in the fight against skin cancer the most common cancer in the US. Consumer reports says the best advice is -- a broad spectrum sunscreen has an SPF of forty and is also waterproof. Make sure you put it on fifteen at thirty minutes before going outdoors re applying every -- hours creaky -- ABC news Washington.

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