SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — It's hard enough to find a favorite sunscreen - one that goes on right and protects your skin. To add to the difficulty, a top consumer group says a majority of sunscreens they tested either don't work well or contain potentially harmful ingredients.
The Environmental Working Group has been doing these annual tests for more than a decade and this time they tried more than 1,000 sunscreens. Nearly 70 percent of them gave them pause; one of the issues being an ingredient called oxybenzone.
This handy animation shares some of EWG's findings and reminds us what to avoid when shopping for sunscreen:
Hawaii lawmakers recently banned oxybenzone because of its effect on the coral reefs.
If approved by the governor, the ban would go into effect in January 2021.
Oxybenzone is found in most sunscreens that are SPF 50 or higher and research also shows that it can disrupt your hormones.
With that in mind, the EWG gave these key takeways from their tests:
Warm weather is expected to return to San Diego this week peaking around the mid-week point. Temps should cool again by next weekend.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
Investigators were trying to reconstruct an accident scene in Encinitas on Sunday after a man riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision.
A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a Vista apartment early Sunday, and homicide detectives were investigating, sheriff's deputies said.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.