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Given the risks of burns, skin cancer and premature aging, nobody says don’t wear sunscreen. But a consumer research group says there’s a big difference between what some products claim to do and what they really accomplish. We’ll hear from the Environmental Working Group and from an industry scientist. We’ll also update the fires in Goleta and Big Sur…

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Dan Konecky

Making News California Fires Near Goleta and Big Sur 13 MIN, 6 SEC
The Gap fire north of Goleta and Santa Barbara doubled in size overnight to 2,400 acres due to “sundowner” winds blowing flames down hill toward some 200 structures.Up the coast, a resort destination and sub-culture known all over the world is more threatened than ever. All 850 residents of Big Sur have been told to evacuate, but not all are obeying the order.

Guests:
Amanda Fehd, Reporter for the Associated Press
Scott Steepleton, Santa Barbara News-Press
Damian Bulwa, Staff Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle

Main Topic July 4th Weekend: Fires and Sunscreen 11 MIN, 22 SEC
The Environmental Working Group describes itself as a non-profit organized to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Last year, it complained that the Food and Drug Administration was dragging its feet on guidelines for the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens.

Guests:
Sonya Lunder, Senior analyst for the Environmental Working Group
John Bailey, Personal Care Products Council

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