Hudson Valley Parent

HVP June 2019

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Page 24 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 25 rash guards and hats with high UV protection factor. Nekos concludes, "Sunscreen has been used by people for decades without indication or data that show Brianna Grossman uses rash guards and hats to shade her 3-year-old from the sun. it causes harm." If you are concerned about the safety of chemical sunscreens there are a number of mineral sunscreens and products on the market that rely on zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect the skin. Sara Burks, a mother of three from Beekman says, "I switched to a chemical safe sunscreen when my kids were little. I also wanted to do better not just for my children but for our environment since the chemicals get absorbed into our water systems." Pamela Perry is the director of consumer development for Hudson Valley Parent. When she isn't at the office, she loves exploring the Hudson Valley with her two young sons.

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