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       Experts Weigh In On Sunscreen Safety

                                                         •  EltaMD  UV  Daily  Face  Moisturizer  with  SPF  40   to the widespread bleaching of coral reefs. While this
                                                         *Available at Sip Derm*                           claim has not been scientifically proven or disproven, the
                                                         • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Body and Face   biggest threats to our coral reefs are by far overfishing,
                                                         Sunscreen                                         pollution, development, and the rising temperature of
                                                         • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Kids Gentle Lotion   the water due to climate change. Bleaching of coral is
                                                         Broad Spectrum SPF 60                             occurring in remote locations where little to no human
                                                         •  Neutrogena Age  Shield  Face  Lotion  Sunscreen  with   activity occurs, so it’s a stretch to say that sunscreen is
                                                         Broad Spectrum SPF 110                            a main factor in coral bleaching. A study done by Henry
                                                         • Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen with   W. Lim, M.D., a board certified dermatologist and chair
      By Siperstein Dermatology Group                    SPF 50                                            of  the  dermatology  department  at  Henry  Ford  Health
         The medical community has been telling us for   • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion  System in Detroit, cited that oxybenzone concentration
      decades how important it is to wear sunscreen to help   • Aveeno  Ultra-Calming  Fragrance-Free  Daily  Facial   in the water surrounding the Hawaiian Islands was 0.8
      prevent the most common type of cancer, skin cancer; but   Moisturizer with SPF 30                   to 19.2 parts per billion and that coral bleaching and
      recently, there has been an increase in social media posts   • Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion  death did not occur until concentration levels reached
      claiming  that  sunscreen  might  actually  do  more  harm   • Sun Bum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70       33 to 50 parts per billion. While no sunscreen has been
      than good … so which is it? In an effort to educate and   • Supergoop! Play Body Mousse SPF 50 with Blue Sea   proven to be 100 percent reef safe, it is widely believed
      ensure that you are protecting your skin from the sun’s   Kale                                       that mineral sunscreens do not harm coral reefs. To be
      harmful UV rays we’ve taken a closer look at the claims   • Coola Organic Sunscreen SPF 50 Sunblock  sure your sunscreen is reef-safe, check the ingredients to
      being made about one of the best means of protection,   • Vanicream SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen           ensure it does not contain oxybenzone or octinoxate.
      sunscreen.                                         • Solimo Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50            Is My Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?
      Are There Carcinogenic Chemicals In My Sunscreen?   • Australian Gold Sunscreen Bronzer Lotion          The overall message is that not wearing sunscreen will
         A recent report done by an independent lab that   • Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Sunscreen Lotion  do more harm than good. Health care providers and public
      validates  medications  for  quality  and  consistency   Does  My  Body  Absorb  The  Chemicals  In  My   health authorities agree that you should wear sunscreen on
      concluded that small amounts of benzene, a carcinogenic   Sunscreen?                                 a daily basis and reapply every two hours if you are in the
      chemical, were found in some sunscreens. This resulted      There have been studies that show that some of   sun. If you are still not comfortable wearing sunscreen,
      in the urgent recall of several sunscreen brands. It is   the active ingredients in sunscreens are systemically   we recommend seeking shade whenever possible and
      important to note that benzene is not actually an ingredient   absorbed. However, the data indicates that the absorption   wearing UPF (SPF) clothing when you will be in the sun.
      in  sunscreen,  and  that  the  contamination  happened   of these ingredients is not actually harmful to us. In fact,   Check out or blog on UPF clothing to learn more.
      during  the  manufacturing  process.  Not  all  sunscreens   the  FDA  (Federal  Drug Administration)  and  the ADA   Sources:
      were affected by this contamination. The regular use of   (American Academy of Dermatology) still regard the
      sunscreen that does not contain benzene contamination is   regular use of sunscreen as safe and encourage people   surrounding-sunscreen-safety
      still widely recommended by medical professionals and   to use it as one of their means of protection for the sun’s
      the American Academy of Dermatology.               UV rays.                                          sunscreen-situation/
      Sunscreens That Were Not Found To Contain Benzene   Am I Harming Coral Reefs By Wearing Sunscreen?
      • EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 *Available      There have been claims that some ingredients in   sun-protection/sunscreen/
      at Sip Derm*                                       sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, contribute
      Talent Search Begins For Performer To Sing

      At 2022 Boca Raton Bowl Game

         ESPN’s Boca Raton Bowl has opened its   poll” will officially close. The Top Five determined by the highest   starting Aug. 10 at
      call for audition submissions recently for the fourth quest to find   votes will be invited to compete once more at a      For full 2022 Boca Raton Bowl National
      the top local talent to perform the national anthem at the 2022   Boca Raton Bowl live finale in September.  Anthem Contest entry details and official registration form,
      bowl game that takes place Tuesday, Dec. 20 at FAU Stadium.     The Top Five contestants invited to compete live will perform   visit
         Along with bowl community partners Roger Dean Stadium   a verse of their choice at the Boca Raton Bowl   anthem-contest.
      and Spirit of Giving Network, organizers invite and encourage   Idol event, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Boca Raton      This competition is one of several countdown events to
      vocalists and instrumentalists, amateurs and professionals,   Marriott at Boca Center. A combination of audience votes and   the 2022 Boca Raton Bowl that will air live
      individuals and groups 18 years or older to upload their “Boca   judges’ votes will determine three finalists, who will perform the   nationally on ESPN-TV and ESPN Radio and locally on ESPN
      Raton Bowl Idol” video auditions to the bowl game’s official   national anthem to see who will be chosen to sing on-field at this   106.3 FM. Conference affiliations for this year’s matchup
      website, The winner will get   year’s Boca Raton Bowl. All proceeds of the   include the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA,
      the opportunity to perform the national anthem at the game   live event will go to the bowl’s official charity partner, Spirit of   Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, Sun
      during opening ceremonies at FAU Stadium prior to it being   Giving Network. Tickets will be available for purchase online,   Belt Conference and selected independents.
      televised nationally, and will receive 10 game tickets for family
      and friends with sideline access during the performance.
         “We are excited to launch our search, once again, for
      our next national anthem performer. Each year this contest
      brings  out  an  impressive  wide  range  of  local  talent,”
      shared  Boca  Raton  Bowl  Executive
      Director Doug Mosley. “We encourage the community to
      participate throughout this contest by voting online and
      attending the live finale on Sept. 28 at the Boca Raton
      Marriott at Boca Town Center.”                          Stylish Modern Atmosphere     Make Reservations                       happy hour
         Those interested in sharing their talent (vocal or                                                                        every Day 3 - 6 pm
      instrumental) must upload an audition demo video using
      YouTube that features their performance of the national                                                                       and Mon. - Thurs.
      anthem (acapella, instrumental, solo or groups are permitted)                                                                all Day at Bar Only
      and complete the official online entry form by Sunday,
      Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. Audition tapes featuring songs other                                                                  Lunch SpeciaLS
      than the national anthem will automatically be disqualified.
      Background music will be permitted as long as the contestant’s                                                                  every Day
      voice can clearly be distinguished. No other voices beside                                                                              $
      those auditioning should be featured in demo, and no one                                                                         starting at  9
      other than the person auditioning should appear in the demo.
         On Thursday, Sept. 1, the Top 10 performers selected will
      be featured on the Boca Raton Bowl website, for online voting, during
      which the general public can cast their support of their favorite
      contestant. On Sunday, Sept.14, at 11:59 p.m. the bowl’s “idol
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