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    • Nanoparticles in Sunscreens

        

      Sunscreens made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide generally score well in EWG’s ratings because:

       
         
      • They provide strong sun protection with few health concerns.
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      • They don’t break down in the sun.
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      • Zinc oxide offers good protection from UVA rays. Titanium oxide less so, but better than most other active ingredients.
  • More research and more specific FDA guidelines are essential to reduce the risk and maximize the sun protection of mineral sunscreens. Yet even with the existing uncertainties, we believe that zinc oxide and titanium dioxide lotions are among the best choices on the American market.
  • The shape and size of the particles affect sun protection. The smaller they are, the better the SPF protection and the worse the UVA protection. Manufacturers must strike a balance: small particles provide greater transparency but larger particles offer greater UVA protection. The form of zinc oxide most often used in sunscreens is larger and provides greater UVA protection than the titanium dioxide products that appear clear on the skin.

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  • Don’t depend on sunscreen

     

    EWG strongly disagrees with FDA’s decision to allow sunscreen makers to claim that their products prevent cancer. We are concerned that this policy will lead people to rely on sunscreen use alone to mitigate their cancer risk, and that this may backfire.

     

    People who rely on sunscreens tend to burn, and burns are linked to cancer. The CDC has reported that the percentage of American adults who say they have gotten sunburned has increased since 2005 (CDC 2012).

     

    Stanford University dermatologists who reviewed CDC national survey data concluded that people who relied solely on sunscreens for sun protection had more sunburns than people who reported infrequent sunscreen use but wore hats and clothing to shield themselves from the sun (Linos 2011).

    • What can I do to reduce my risk of getting skin cancer?

       

      In light of the shortcomings of today’s sunscreens, EWG suggests that you adjust your attitude about sun exposure.

       
         
      • Do not use sunscreen as a tool to prolong your time in the sun.
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      • Cover up! Hats, shirts and sunglasses are the best protection.
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      • Avoid sunburn.
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      • Do not use a tanning bed or sunbathe.
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      • Protect kids! Early life sunburns are worse, so keep little ones out of the hot sun.
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      • Pick a sunscreen with strong UVA protection.
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      • Get vitamin D. There is speculation but not proof that adequate levels of vitamin D can reduce the risk of melanoma. But we know that vitamin D is good for combatting other types of cancer. Commit to getting screened for vitamin D deficiency.
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      • Examine your skin. Check your skin regularly for new moles that are tender or growing. Ask your primary care doctor how often you should see a dermatologist.
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  • 1. There’s no proof that sunscreens prevent most skin cancer.

     

    Rates of melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer – have tripled over the past 35 years. Most scientists and public health agencies – including the FDA itself – have found very little evidence that sunscreen prevents most types of skin cancer. Read more.

  • 7. Mineral sunscreens contain nano-particles.

     

    Most zinc oxide and titanium dioxide-based sunscreens contain nanoparticles one-twentieth the width of a human hair, to reduce or eliminate the chalky white tint that larger particles leave on the skin. Based on the available information, EWG gives a favorable rating to mineral sunscreens, but the FDA should restrict the use of unstable or UV-reactive forms of minerals that would lessen skin protection. Read more.

  • Vitamin A

     

    EWG remains concerned that a common sunscreen additive, a form of vitamin A called retinyl palmitate, can harm skin. Government test data shows more skin tumors and lesions on animals treated with this ingredient and exposed to sunlight.

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