Sunscreens & Chemical Levels in Blood — Dr. Crutchfield’s Position

In a preliminary study, evaluating 4 commercially available sunscreens, plasma/blood levels of the sunscreens were found to be higher than predicted. As a result, the study only supports the assertion that:1. More research needs to be done to determine if this study has any significant health ramifications and2. To actually establish fundamental safety levels for plasma levels of sunscreens.The results should not be misconstrued to suggest that these, or any other sunscreens should not be used. Until additional research is done, I am not changing my recommendations on sun protection measures and sunscreen use in my patients.Article Link: