How Safe Are the Ingredients in Your Sunscreen? Dermatologist & Oncologist on What You Need to Look For

Which brand of sunscreen you use matters less than whether it provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Photo by iStock/skynesher

BU Today: In light of the FDA study, should people still use sunscreen?

What are the ingredients of concern in sunscreen, and what are the possible harms they can do?

Can people purchase sunscreens that don’t contain the potentially risky ingredients?

Debjani Sahni, a School of Medicine professor, says it’s important to read the regulatory label on a sunscreen bottle and always make sure it’s labeled as “broad spectrum.” Photo by istock/1MoreCreative

What brands would you recommend?

How many cases of skin cancer do you typically treat in a year?

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