This is what I found on DailyMail:
We might be absorbing more sunscreen chemicals into our bloodstream than is safely recommended, federal health officials say.
Investigators from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested six of the main active ingredients in sunscreen lotions and sprays.
They found that all of the chemicals had higher concentrations in the blood than the FDA’s threshold.
The report published Tuesday by the FDA contains the following information:
This second study, in addition to studying application every 2 hours according to the product label (maximal use), also studied absorption after a single use. In the new study, we tested absorption of active ingredients contained in four commercially available sunscreen products (lotion, aerosol spray, nonaerosol spray and pump spray). While additional data are needed, results showed that all six active ingredients were absorbed into the body’s bloodstream – even after a single use. An additional finding from this new study is that once absorbed, these active ingredients can remain in the body for extended periods of time.
The FDA insisted that people shouldn’t stop using sunscreens. “The findings in these studies do not mean that the FDA has concluded that any of the ingredients tested are unsafe for use in sunscreens,” the government report states.
However, the Daily Mail argued in their article that several reports have linked sunscreen chemicals to hormone disruption and liver and kidney failure.
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In our latest #FDAVoices find out about the FDA’s newly published research in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the absorption of the active ingredients in sunscreens into the body’s bloodstream after they are applied to the skin. https://t.co/ZRxiaMUfaI
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) January 21, 2020
Let’s see…slather lotion with dozens of chemicals on to our skin and then sit in the sun and let it bake-in. Never made much sense to me.
I’d rather sit in the shade, wear long sleeves, or a hat.
— Kari Lake (@KariLakeFox10) January 21, 2020
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