Burned? Sunscreen SPF claims not always accurate

May 29, 2014 5:04 AM

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Burned? Sunscreen SPF claims not always accurate

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - When you shop for sunscreen, what do you look for? A Consumer Reports survey finds half of sunscreen wearers say what's most important is the SPF, or sun protection factor. But Consumer Reports' lab tests revealed you can't always rely on that claim.

Consumer Reports tested 20 sprays and lotions that claim to be water resistant and provide broad spectrum protection. Broad spectrum means they should protect against two types of ultraviolet rays: UVB rays, which causes sunburn, and UVA rays, which are linked to skin aging. It's protection from UVB...

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