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How to choose the best sunscreen for your skin – and the Earth, too

Some dermatologists and consumers have preferred sunscreen without those ingredients anyway, using protection with physical blockers such as zinc and titanium oxide for sensitive skin or other reasons. There is …


Hawaii poised to ban sale of some sunscreens that harm coral

Many sunscreen makers could soon be forced to change their formulas or be banned from selling the lotions in Hawaii.


Here’s one chemical to avoid when shopping for sunscreen

New research suggests that the chemical avobenzone can break down when exposed to a combination of light and chlorinated water.


Ask the Doctors: When buying sunscreen, look for brands labeled ‘broad spectrum’

Ask the Doctors column for Tuesday, June 27, 2017.


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:17 a.m.

Sunscreen becomes legal in Washington schools

Sunscreen taken off the list of things students can’t have at school without a note from a parent and a doctor.


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Washington state pushes to let kids use sunscreen in school

Washington state lawmakers are pushing forward with a proposal that allows students to use sunscreen at school without a note from a doctor and parent, a rule that six other …


Lawmakers consider allowing sunscreen in schools

OLYMPIA – The House has passed a bill that would no longer require a doctor’s note in order for Washington state students to use sunscreen at school. The Democratic-controlled chamber …


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Hundreds of bills alive in Washington Legislature, but many more missed deadline

Hundreds of bills, including changes to driver’s licenses and tougher distracted driving rules, remain alive in the Legislature but many more failed to meet a crucial deadline


Sunscreen would no longer be a banned substance in schools under a new Washington law

Whether they know it or not, students in Washington schools may have an illegal substance in their purses, backpacks or gym bags.


KFC’s scented sunscreen: Smells like chicken?

KFC gave away 3,000 bottles of sunscreen that it said smelled like fried chicken to drum up buzz for its Extra Crispy chicken.


Study: 4 in 10 top-selling sunscreens on Amazon don’t meet dermatologists’ standards

If you want to know which headphones will stay in your ears when you go for a run or which books you should bring to the beach, the customer reviews …


Don’t get burned: How to make sunscreen work for you

Something to consider as you head to the lake or pool this summer: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think.


Skin cancer survivor urges others to protect the skin they’re in

At age 81, Gerald Ray has a mission – to let as many people as possible know about the dangers of skin cancer.


Don’t enjoy the sun without the screen

Sunshine is one of the most enjoyable things about this time of year in Spokane. We had a beautiful, sunny day for Bloomsday. I have been out in my garden …


Melanoma diagnosed decades later often linked to childhood sun damage

Oh, long, sunny summer days. So bright and inviting and treasured by schoolchildren. Oh, warnings about the dangers of the long, sunny summer days and the importance of sunscreen and …


Is Your Sunscreen Safe & Effective?

When it comes to playing it safe in the sun, you can’t beat a broad-brimmed hat and light-colored clothing,


Gear Junkie: Specialized jersey blocks sun

Applying sunscreen in the outdoors can be a pain. As such, whenever possible I wear clothing that can do double duty by blocking the sun’s harmful rays. Wide-brim hats and …


Rules for summer still apply: Slip, slop, slap

How great does it feel to get a little sun on your skin? A good sunny day makes me want to put on some shorts and go out in the …


Do Your Part: Sunscreen selection should not have oxybenzone

Do you know how long it’s been since the FDA took a hard look at the safety of sunscreens? Since the 1970s. That’s why I was elated when the agency …


Do Your Part: Be wise when choosing sunscreen

What’s really getting under your skin this summer? If you are one of the millions buying sunscreens and bug sprays this season, you might be disgusted to find out what …


And again: When it comes to safety, nothing beats sunscreen

The word of the day should be rubbed on your arms, smeared on your legs, massaged into your scalp and shoulders. It should be dabbed across the bridge of your …