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Sorting Out Sunscreens

The FDA is taking a new look at sunscreen safety and effectiveness. Today’s ingredients haven’t been evaluated in decades, while new science has emerged. No ingredients are being banned, but results of the review won’t be in before you hit the beach this summer. Here’s a snapshot of how the agency currently views 16 active ingredients that may be in your sunscreen:

Safe Ingredients: Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, found in many natural products. Holistic health professionals have been recommending these skin-protecting minerals for years.

PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) and trolamine salicylate, which are

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