The FDA sunscreen safety review, published 24/09/2021, has confirmed zinc oxide to be the only broad-spectrum UV Filter considered safe and effective, whilst these 12 UV Filters have been identified as potentially toxic and/or carcinogenic:
Identified as potentially toxic
"Studies have found that several chemical compounds in sunscreen products are harmful to coral larvae, affecting their reproductive systems and causing coral bleaching"
Banned by the Thai Government:
The Cancer Organisation
"IARC classifies benzene as “carcinogenic to humans,” based on sufficient evidence that benzene causes acute myeloid leukemia (AML). IARC also notes that benzene exposure has been linked with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma."
"The main use for Oxybenzone is indeed to keep harmful UV rays from damaging the skin when exposed for a prolonged period, but it also causes severe damage to the corals. Another side effect of Oxybenzone is hormonal imbalance. "
Banned by the Aruban Government:
Oxybenzone; Benzophenone-3; BP-3
New Funded FDA Study
"results showed that all six active ingredients were absorbed into the body’s bloodstream – even after a single use."
"blood concentrations of oxybenzone were more than 180 times the FDA’s level of concern after a single application of sunscreen."
Absorbs into the bloodstream
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