CoMeta Sunscreen Theme
- Sunscreen. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently permits 16 active ingredients capable of blocking ultraviolet radiation in products labeled as sunscreens in the United States. The FDA has proposed that only the two mineral sunscreen ingredients – titanium dioxide and zinc oxide – be granted GRASE status (“generally accepted as safe and effective”). Concern over the potential for the remaining chemical sunscreen ingredients to cause developmental, endocrine, and reproductive harm has led FDA to propose that additional study is needed before it can determine whether these other ingredients are GRASE. The six chemical sunscreen agents found in this theme are the most commonly used in the United States today. The theme also includes nano-sized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which scientists continue to study for their potential impacts on human health.