Inspect your sunscreen

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Summer is practically here and experts are warning about sunscreen. They’ve found some types might be doing more harm than good.

A new study found several common sunscreen ingredients can enter the bloodstream at dangerous levels after just one day of use. The levels were high enough to trigger a government safety investigation.

It found four of the chemicals remain in the body for at least 24 hours after sunscreen use stopped.

The F-D-A says more research is needed before the chemicals can be considered safe and effective.

Researchers say “barrier sunscreens” that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide don’t include the chemicals in question. 

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