Advocates Push To Ban Anatase Titanium Dioxide Sunscreens
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
A study found nano-sized particles of sunscreen and UV-absorbing-ingredient anatase TiO2 in brands including L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble’s Cover Girl, Beiersdorf’s Nivea and several smaller brands. The substance garnered attention after 2008 reports that roof coatings broke down in places where workers inadvertently transferred sunscreen via skin contact.
You may also be interested in...
The recently passed user fee reauthorization includes a provision that directs FDA to evaluate nano-engineered products’ potential benefits and safety. Friends of the Earth says nanotech products are available “prematurely … without having enough safety data.”
As early as June 2012, sunscreens that fail “broad spectrum” tests or have an SPF less than 15 must warn that they have not been shown to prevent cancer or early skin aging, according to an FDA final rule.
The House Appropriations Committee asks the US Food and Drug Administration to provide a report to Congress in two years on the resources it would need to develop a database for fragrance allergens used in cosmetics. The committee’s report accompanying FY2023 FDA funding legislation also touches on OTC sunscreen regulation, PFAS in cosmetics, skin-lightening ingredients, and more.