FDA raises concerns: Are sunscreens actually safe?

Sunscreens have not required the same scientific studies to be done that medicines require.
Recent studies have been conducted that now show that when using lots of sunscreen, those chemicals are absorbed systemically and can be found in your blood stream. Additionally some of these chemicals may not be safe.
So… now the FDA is going to require that safety studies be done on sunscreens to make sure the chemicals that are absorbed are safe.

Until these studies are done, it is still recommended to use sunscreens to prevent UV damage to the skin which is a known cause of skin cancer.

This often brings up the question about using natural sunscreens that don’t contain these chemicals. However, it is these chemicals that make sunscreens effective at preventing UV damage.

Are sunscreens Safe?
FDA article