Common Ingredient in Sunscreen the "Asbestos of the Future?"

I recently read about a new Swiss study claiming that the ingredient titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles -- widely used as a white pigment in sunscreen, toothpaste and cosmetics -- provokes similar inflammatory effects on the lungs as asbestos. Yes, that asbestos. The stuff that can cause serious illnesses, "including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma (a formerly rare cancer strongly associated with exposure to amphibole asbestos), and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis)." ...more

This article brings up a lot on interesting concerns. I can only hope the mistakes of the ...more

I need sunscreen help! (And yeah, I realize summer's almost over.)

So, I hardly ever use sunscreen even though I know all about the dangers of skin cancer. The laziness that makes me "green" by default because I can't be bothered to put makeup on my face or use other girlie skin products is the same laziness that results in way too much unprotected sun exposure than this white girl should be allowed. ...more

I also buy the Burt's Bees sunscreen. It is 100% natural, chemical free, SPF 30, and offers ...more