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Majority of sunscreens tested would flunk proposed FDA safety tests, report says

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Published on May 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:56s

Majority of sunscreens tested would flunk proposed FDA safety tests, report says

Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group announced Wednesday.

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Majority of sunscreens tested would flunk proposed FDA safety tests, report says

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