An ecological team is once more inquiring the efficacy and security of best-selling sunscreens, asserting that a lot of them include likely dangerous components and make inflated claims.
In its fourth annual Sunscreen Guide, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) assessed 500 sunscreens and discovered that only 8% were suitable.
EWG Senior Vice President for Research Jane Houlihan dubbed majority of the top-selling sunscreens in the U. S. “the equivalent of modern-day snake oil”, stating that they do not defend against sun, as they claim, and might be unsafe.
The group is particularly giving a word of warning against high-SPF sunscreens that Houlihan says encourage a fake sense of safety for consumers.
The EWG also cautions against products, which have slight or no defense against ultraviolet A (UVA) rays and products, which include the vitamin A derivative retinyl palmitate that has been related to the escalated growth of skin grazes in certain lab animal researches.
Spokespersons for the sunscreen industry robustly argued against the group’s assertions, and a dermatologist interviewed by WebMD dubbed the claims unsupported.
St. Petersburg, Fla., Dermatologist James Spencer, MD, tells WebMD that there is no proof that the active compounds in sunscreens are hazardous. These items are used by millions of individuals on a daily basis. There is real peril all around us, and one big genuine threat is skin cancer and skin ageing owing to sun exposure.