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Active ingredients in sunscreens may absorb into skin at higher levels than previously thought

Absorption of the active ingredients in four commercially available sunscreens resulted in plasma concentrations that exceed the FDA safety threshold in participants in a new study.

Researchers of the study, published in JAMA (Jan 21, 2020; 323(3):256-267) stressed that these findings do not suggest that individuals should stop using sunscreen.

They emphasized that sunscreen is a vital protective measure against skin cancers and other skin damage caused by UV rays.

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