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Coppertone Sunblock

If you use Coppertone as your sunblock, this is a good time to find an alternative. We have included it as unsafe in our list of ingredients for the Supermarket App Pro. Coppertone uses ‘homosalate’ in 8% concentration as its active ingredient.

Its important to note that the US FDA has allowed this compound in concentrations of less than 15% into products but its a big mistake.

Here is the EU’s assessment of ‘homosalate’  Its a 59 page pdf made by the Scientific Committee of Consumer Safety of the European Commission.

In conclusion: (page 52)

On the basis of safety assessment of homosalate, and considering the concerns related to potential endocrine disrupting properties, the SCCS has concluded that homosalate is not safe when used as a UV-filter in cosmetic products at concentrations of up to 10%

….and that the allowable safety concentration is at 0.05%

The European Commission has a 59 page pdf document including opinions based on studies. The FDA has no mention of studies. This was an easy decision for us to include it in our list of unsafe ingredients.

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