March 13, 2023
Toxic Ingredients in Sunscreen: Diverse Dimensions of Toxicity
There are potential health effects of chemical ingredients found in most sunscreens. Sunscreens are photoprotective preparations applied on skin for protection against melanoma (skin cancer) and sunburn. As the ingredients of sunscreen get absorbed into the skin, FDA carried out research on absorption levels for its chemical ingredients and found that 6 out of 8 active ingredients are absorbed at an alarming rate, far beyond the threshold limit.