The June gloom appears to be gone for the year...let's hope.
So, parents, it's time to step into the sun. Safely. During the day, we'll be posting a Q&A form our friends at McClatchy Newspapers on what's safe (and what's not) in the sun.
Q: Will sunscreens protect me and my kids?
A: They can help, the FDA says. But take their label claims with a large grain of salt. The FDA has been trying since 1999 to get sunscreen makers to stop using what it calls "unsupported, absolute and/or misleading and confusing terms such as 'sunblock,' 'waterproof"' and others. Some brands say "waterproof" on their front label even though their back labels say, "Rinse with water to remove." So don't count on "sunblock" to block the sun, and don't count on "waterproof" products to stay on in the water. Be sure to reapply often.