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EWG’s Sunscreen Recommendations Up From 2010, But Health Concerns Remain

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

With FDA’s final sunscreen monograph reportedly around the corner, a greater percentage of sunscreens garnered the Environmental Working Group’s approval this year than in past market surveys, but the group still has concerns about sunscreen regulation and ingredient safety.

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