Does your sunscreen protect you? Experts say maybe not - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Does your sunscreen protect you? Experts say maybe not

We've heard so many skin cancer stories that most of us are big believers now in the power of sun screen.  But a new report warns that not all of them contain the SPF protection promised on the label.

The study in consumer reports tested 20 brands of sunscreen, and only two provided the protection listed on the bottle. And that's because although the FDA requires manufacturers to test their own products. But, the agency does not check to verify the results.

Consumer reports say the two that were labeled correctly were Coppertone sensitive skin and Bullfrog water sport instacool. Both of which were labeled with an SPF of 50.      

To see all the sunscreens that were tested, just go to www.consumerreports.org.

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