As the summer season approaches, it’s time to think about sun protection. But hold on before you stock up on sunscreen. A startling new study by the Environmental Working Group reveals that only a quarter of sunscreens on the market today are safe and effective.

Testing over 1,700 recreational and daily-use SPF products, the study found that many contain harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which pose risks not only to human health but also to the environment. Before you buy, learn what’s really in your sunscreen and how to choose products that protect both your skin and the planet.

Read more: Only 1 in 4 sunscreens on the market are safe and effective, new study finds

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Sunscreen Safety Shock: 75% Fail to Meet Health Standards

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