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CVS Will Remove Harmful Ingredients From Sunscreens

CVS, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, recently announced it will phase out two common sunscreen ingredients, oxybenzone and octinoxate, from many of its store-brand sun-protection products. CVS cited the changing needs of its customers, concern for marine ecosystems and the desire to stay ahead of state-level chemical bans.  Oxybenzone is one of the most commonly used sunscreen active ingredients and is found in nearly two-thirds of nonmineral sunscreens assessed by EWG in 2019. Oxybenzone and octinoxate have been associated with negative health effects in humans and harm to the environment. Oxybenzone has been linked to endocrine disruption, reproductive health issues and allergic skin reactions.  Read more.....



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