writer and editor

Sun-Protective Everything

Last year it was magic sneakers that can tone your butt. Now, against a drumbeat of apocalyptic climate news, it’s products that will protect you from the sun: “UV protective” tank tops (and bikinis!), toddlers’ watershoes with SPF protection, “climate control” shampoo, and on and on. A lot of these products do contain chemicals like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide that reflect sunlight. Others not so much. And how much sun protection does a person not living in the Sudan really need? My article in the National section of the NYTimes, New Breed of Products Said to Offer Sun Protection, but Doubts Linger.


Filed under: 2012, Douglas Quenqua, New York Times

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Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@]


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