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EC Panel Questions Sunscreen Sprays, But Finds Nano Filters Safe

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The EC Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety raises questions similar to FDA’s about powder and spray sunscreens. The committee assessed the UV filters’ risks, considering studies demonstrating nano-sized titanium dioxide cannot penetrate skin deep enough to reach the live cells of the epidermis.

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