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Most chemicals used in sunscreen may be banned in the US, regulators revealed today.
Two of the 16 main ingredients used in over-the-counter sunblock products are safe, the FDA said.
But as for the rest, it's not clear.
Two more (PABA and trolamine salicylate) were deemed unsafe, and regulators have requested more information on the remaining 12.
Statements - Part - Proposal - Safety - Quality
The statements as part of a proposal aimed at improving the safety and quality of sunscreen products sold without prescription in the United States.
The health regulator said the proposed rule has been issued to establish conditions under which some sunscreen drug products can be sold without FDA-approved marketing applications.
Agency - Ingredients - Zinc - Oxide - Titanium
The agency proposed that of the 16 currently used ingredients, only two - zinc oxide and titanium dioxide - are considered safe and effective based on available data.
In November 2016, the FDA had issued guidelines detailing the data that makers of over-the-counter sunscreens need to produce to prove the ingredients in the products are safe and effective.
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