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The Truth About Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreens

Exploring the science — and lack thereof — behind sunscreen safety

An illustration of a generic blue bottle with a “sun” shaped icon, set against a bright yellow background, centered on the shape of a sun.
Kieran Blakey for Elemental

For a 2019 study, researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had healthy people apply common, commercially available sunscreens.



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