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May 2016

New Sunscreens and the Precautionary Principle

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dermatological Sciences, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(5):511-512. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.6069

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is presently considering1 whether to permit the use of 8 new ultraviolet (UV) radiation filters into sunscreen products available to the American public. These ingredients include the broad-spectrum UV radiation filters Tinosorb S (BASF Care Creations) and Tinosorb M (BASF Care Creations) and Mexoryl XL (L'Oréal) and Mexoryl SX (L'Oréal), all 4 of which have been available in sunscreens sold in Europe for more than a decade.

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