Study: Most sunscreens could flunk FDA standards


One consumer-activist organization says nearly two-thirds of sunscreens on the market probably don’t do the job and are likely unsafe.

The ‘Environmental Working Group’ says those sunscreens would flunk new standards proposed by the FDA in February.

The reason – they either contain Oxybenzone, a chemical linked to hormone changes in men and shorter pregnancies for women.

Or they don’t meet FDA standards for UVA protection, according to the group.

Its 2019 sunscreens guide looked into more than 1,300 products on the market.

Even before the FDA proposed its new standards.

In a statement in February, the National Trade Council for Sunscreen, Cosmetic and Personal Care Products said FDA findings might confuse consumers and discourage the use of sunscreen.

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