New Study Highlights Dangers Of Sunscreen

U.S. Air Force / Meagan Schutter

WESTERN NEW YORK – Sunscreen is supposed to protect you from dangerous overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays, but some types might be doing more harm than good.

A new study found several common sunscreen ingredients can enter the bloodstream at dangerous levels after just one day of use.








The levels were high enough to warrant a government safety investigation.

A dozen chemical sunscreens were studied by the FDA. The study found four of the chemicals remain in the body for at least 24 hours after sunscreen use stopped.









The FDA said need more research is needed before the chemicals can be considered safe and effective.

This doesn’t mean you should stop using sun protection to prevent skin cancer. Barrier sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide don’t include the chemicals in question.















Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

 

Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.