Sen. Blumenthal calls on FDA to approve sunscreen ingredients used in Europe

Blumenthal says ingredients like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and other ingredients researched are proven to be more effective and safer for use than the ones sold in U.S. sunscreens.

Nicole Alarcon Soares

Jul 5, 2024, 10:13 PM

Updated 15 days ago

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal pleading with the Food & Drug Administration to approve as many as 10 ingredients that have been used in sunscreen products in Europe for years.
"I am calling on action by the FDA that would enable sunscreen producers to use ingredients that have proven safe and effective in Europe, but are not available to Americans,” said Blumenthal.
Blumenthal says ingredients like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and other ingredients researched are proven to be more effective and safer for use than the ones sold in U.S. sunscreens.
These ingredients have been authorized in European, Australian and Asian countries.
He said the FDA’s failure to approve it is “inexplicable and reprehensible.”
He says many controlled studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of those ingredients.


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