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The Sun is Not Evil (but Bad Sunscreen is!)

Posted June 2012 by Avasol™

The Sun is Not Evil (but Bad Sunscreen is!)

The Good.
The sun is good.

It is absolutely critical for the production of vitamin D to protect you from cancer, heart disease, depression, bone loss and more.

Science has shown that vitamin D3 sulfate, or natural vitamin D from our sun, acts differently (read: better) in our bodies than unsulfated vitamin D from food sources and supplements. Vitamin D3 ...

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Can a Sunscreen Save The Ocean?

Posted June 2012 by Avasol™

Can a Sunscreen Save The Ocean?

Plastic Plague
The amount of buoyant plastics in U.S. municipal solid waste has increased 24% between 1993 and 2008 and totaled 14 million tons in 2008.

Plastic can harbor bacteria and microbes that don't belong at the ocean's surface. It can cause intestinal and liver damage to fish and other organisms that ingest it. Marine birds ...

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Practice Safe Sun (A How to...)

Posted June 2012 by Avasol™

Practice Safe Sun (A How to...)

Why Worship the Sun?
Besides the fact that it gives life to all living things, there are many wonderful reasons to bask in El Sol. One of the best reasons in my book is that getting out in the sun increases your vitamin D and heightens mood. Have you ever noticed that your outlook is brighter on a sunny ...

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Eating for Sun Protection

Posted June 2012 by Avasol™

Eating for Sun Protection

Did you know that the foods you eat can protect you from sunburn from the inside out? Scientific studies have shown that high antioxidant foods like chocolate, tomatoes, pomegranates, colorful vegetables, fatty fish and green tea bolster resistance to damage from UV light and help cells prevent and repair damage. Imagine that, what you ...

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Our new delivery truck...

Posted by Avasol

Our new delivery truck...

As we look at all of the different ways that we can make a difference, we are looking at how we can create grassroot, economic opportunities. So, here it is... and we're looking forward to having a fleet of these delivering products to a beach near you soon. The concept is along the lines of a micro-franchise, perhaps driven by ...

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New FDA sunscreen rules called blind to nanotechnology

Posted Jun. 23, 2011 by Avasol™

Agency fails to protect consumers from untested, unlabeled nano ingredients lurking in many widely used sunscreens

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly released sunscreen rules fail to meaningfully consider the risks posed by nanoscale ingredients, according to public interest groups including Friends of the Earth, The International Center for Technology Assessment and Consumers Union.

"The FDA's ...

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The protective role of zinc oxide

Posted by By Dr. Mark Mitchnick

The protective role of zinc oxide

Zinc and zinc compounds play an important role in human health. Zinc deficiency can manifest itself in many ways including growth retardation, decreased immune function, skin disturbances, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and various blood disorders.

Although zinc has been recognized as an indispensable element for animals since 1934, the essentiality of zinc to humans was documented much later in 1963. Since ...

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Nano-Sunscreens: Not Worth the Risk

Posted 08/19/2009 by Avasol™

Friends of the Earth teamed up with Consumers Union and the International Center for Technology Assessment to compile the latest info about nanomaterials in sunscreens and their potential hazards. When you look at the data, it's clear that sunscreens containing nanomaterials are not worth the risk.

Consumers Union tests found no correlation between nanomaterial content and sun protection. Manufactured nanomaterials are ...

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