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US senator urges release of sunscreen chemical data

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 in Health & Wellness

updated 8:14 p.m. ET June 13, 2010 NEW YORK – A U.S. senator Sunday called on the FDA to reveal findings on a possible link between a chemical found in most sunscreens and skin cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been reviewing data from several studies on a potential link between retinyl palmitate (RP), a common sunscreen additive and cases of skin cancer, since July 2009, but has yet to issue any rulings or guidelines, Senator Charles Schumer said. “With the recent reports suggesting a possible link between skin cancer and a common chemical found in sunscreens,...

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