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Sun cream and similar products - are there health risks?

BfR FAQ on sunscreen products dated 19 December 2019

When the sun shines brightly, sunburn is often not far away. To prevent things from getting to that stage, it is recommended to avoid direct sunlight on the skin or to apply sunscreen products to the skin. They can protect the skin by converting the ultraviolet rays of the sun into heat. This occurs with the help of UV filter substances. UV filters which are used in cosmetic products must undergo an assessment procedure in the European Union, which evaluates whether their usage as UV filters in sunscreen products is safe up to a maximum concentration. We have put together some important questions and answers about the possible health risks of UV filters.



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