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EWG Sunscreen Assessment Finds Oxybenzone Use Slowing, But Shows Most Still Are ‘Inadequate’

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Environmental Working Group’s annual “‘Guide to Sunscreens” finds 30% of non-mineral sunscreen products contain controversial ingredient oxybenzone, down from 40% last year and 60% three years ago.

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