Chemical in sunscreen could be bad for your health

The Environmental Working Group only considers a quarter of the 800 sunscreens on the market to be safe.

Sunscreen (FILE)

Sunscreen (FILE) (Fox59, WXIN-TV / May 16, 2012)

A new report warns there could be dangerous ingredients in your sunscreen.

The Environmental Working Group only considers a quarter of the 800 sunscreens on the market to be safe. To make the safe list the sunscreen had to be free of oxy-benzone, a chemical that blocks UV rays. The group's research shows the chemical can be absorbed through the skin.

The FDA has approved oxy-benzone for use in sunscreen for children 6 months or older.

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