Harvard Women's Health Watch
Is your sunscreen safe?
Is your sunscreen safe? Although some sun-blocking chemicals may enter the body, there’s no reason yet to change sunscreen practices. Some common sunscreen ingredients are under new scrutiny. In May, researchers announced results of a study finding that some of these commonly used chemicals are absorbed into the body in higher amounts than previously known. The FDA now plans to investigate whether these common ingredients are still safe at these higher levels.