Sunscreen: Protector or Perpetrator? Local Mompreneur Takes a Stand for Healthy Sun Protection

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With the advent of summer and increased outdoor activity, Santa Rosa mompreneur Connie Ozdil says parents can no longer afford to keep their heads in the sand with regard to healthy sun protection for their children.

Childhood memories embracing the sun safely without chemicals, just a hat and a shirt.

"As a mom and spokesperson for the growing movement of parents across America who do not want sunscreen companies to poison our children, I believe these serious issues can no longer be ignored."

With the advent of summer and increased outdoor activity, Santa Rosa mompreneur Connie Ozdil says parents can no longer afford to keep their heads in the sand with regard to healthy sun protection for their children.

“Through my years of personal research, I was shocked and horrified to discover the dangers of chemical sunscreens. As a Mom and spokesperson for the growing movement of parents across America who do not want sunscreen companies to poison our children, I believe these are serious issues that can no longer be ignored. Parents need to become better informed about healthy sun protection for the sake of their children. That’s what my company is all about.” - Connie Ozdil, Founder of Ami Sol

Uninformed parents who are slathering chemical sunscreens on their children may be doing more to harm than protect them. Chemical sunscreens come with many safety concerns. The FDA has not issued regulations to warn parents about the potential dangers of sunscreen. Beyond skin irritation, research has shown that the use of chemical sunscreen is linked to a higher incidence of skin cancer due to its free radical generating and DNA/hormone disrupting properties. Although they neutralize UV rays, the chemical agents themselves can actually be carcinogenic. Many sunscreen agents are known to be endocrine disrupters, therefore children’s hormones are likely being adversely affected. Traces of chemical sunscreens can even be found in breast milk. For more information, please reference the following link: http://www.ewg.org/2010sunscreens/press

Ozdil’s company, Ami Sol, has a two-fold mission: Educating parents on safe, healthy sun protection and providing all-natural protective clothing for children. Their motto is “Embrace The Sun Safely”. With the launch of their online forum/store, Ami Sol is dedicated to raise sun health awareness by providing parents with research findings and all-natural solutions for optimal sun protection. Their website offers access to ongoing research and a community blog filled with safety tips for parents, the latest legislation activity, and updates on sun safety. Simultaneously, Ami Sol is launching a line of all-natural sun-protective clothing for children that have been rigorously tested and meet or exceed the criteria established by the Australian-New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 4399 for 50+ SPF rating.

Ami Sol was founded in 2007 by Connie Ozdil to ignite awareness, responsibility and action toward expanded sun safety for current generations and generations to come.

For more information on sun safety, please visit http://www.ami-sol.com.

You may also contact Connie Ozdil at (707)-477-4328

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