Consumer Reports July 2020: Summer Sun Safety

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Summer scene of grill, pitcher of tea and adults minglingRead. Shop. Buy smart.

Many of the articles in this month’s issue are on summer topics–grills, sun safety, insect repellents. The cover article, “Sun Safety Guide,” discusses sunscreens, the UV Index and skin cancer. Ratings for sunscreens, both lotions and sprays, are also included.

The usual summer pests, mosquitoes and ticks, are moving into new areas of North America and will be harder to avoid. The best defense against them is an effective insect repellent. Consumer Reports recently tested many lotions, sprays, and wipes; the reviews are included in “Take the Sting Out of Summer.”

Summer is the traditional time for outdoor grilling. In “Grills: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways” Consumer Reports rates gas grills, ceramic grills, charcoal kettle grills, and charcoal barrel grills.

Other topics in this issue include:

  • Instant print cameras
  • “Devices That Make Summer Reading a Breeze”
  • Cauliflower pizza crusts
  • “Financial Advice in the Age of Coronavirus”
  • “Car Care Tips During Coronavirus”
  • Ratings for full-sized pickup trucks and SUVs

Consumer Reports magazine is available in print and online to Fauquier County Library card holders, providing access to articles, reviews and ratings on over 8,000 products and services. The library has copies of Consumer Reports dating back to 2016.

To access Consumer Reports online free from the library’s website, click on the research tab and browse the alphabetical listing of databases for Consumer Reports Online.

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