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The active ingredients in popular sunscreens can penetrate into the blood in amounts that can exceed a safe level. To such conclusion experts from Management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines of the USA. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
Last year researchers identified four main active ingredients of cosmetics that are absorbed into the bloodstream of subjects at concentrations well in excess of 0.5 nanograms per milliliter. This is the threshold set by the FDA, shows a need to research on safety. In the new work, with the participation of 48 volunteers were exposed three potentially hazardous substances.
The active ingredients in most sunscreens include chemicals such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule. They absorb ultraviolet radiation from the sun and turn it into a small amount of heat.
Although there is evidence that components of sunscreens can cause real harm to the human body, these substances (such as oxybenzone) can cause failure of hormonal background. Experts advise to use makeup to prevent more dangerous damage and diseases such as sunburn and skin cancer. Alternatively, you can use mineral sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
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