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Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate at High Levels in Your Body

Data from FDA-funded research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)1 in 2019 and 20202 have shown that certain ingredients in sunscreen products may build up in the body at unhealthy levels. The chemicals studied were avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate and octinoxate. Some of these ingredients may accumulate at levels greater than what would be considered safe, according to the lead researcher and team that conducted both studies. This begs the question of whether the FDA should reconsider whether the products are safe. Read more...


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