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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Sun Is a Mass of Incadescent Gas and It Will Hurt You

The FDA has approved the use of ecamsule in a sunscreen.  Ecamsule provides protection against UV-A, the lack of which is the basis for lawsuits (see here and here for earlier posts).  It appears [PDF, search for "ecamsule"] that ecamsule is the same as meroxyl, which, as I noted in the second of my earlier posts, appears to already be available in L'Oreal products.  So: I'm still confused.

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L'Oreal uses meroxyl in its products available in other countries but the products have not been available in the US. The NYT did a story on the sunscreen last year and I purchased some via the internet from a Canadian pharmacy. Unfortunately it caused my face to break out.

Posted by: Jane | Jul 31, 2006 2:07:48 PM

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