60% of sunscreens in the US would not be approved by the FDA new regulations
May 15, 2019
The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit group that watches over sunscreen safety, has released a report showing that over 60% of sunscreens on the market wouldn't meet the new safety standards set by the FDA in February this year. After it was found that chemicals contained in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream in less than a day, the FDA set new guidelines and research for chemical components like oxybenzone, which can be dangerous for coral reefs. Skin cancer has been a major concern for the agency, and it is looking out for sunscreens to undergo the necessary tests before they are approved.