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Vitamin A finding supported

January 2011

EWG’s 2010 sunscreen guide, we warned that retinyl palmitate, a form of Vitamin A found in two-fifths of U.S. sunscreens, could possibly accelerate development of skin tumors when applied to the skin in the presence of sunlight. The industry widely attacked EWG’s warning. In January 2011, a key independent science advisory panel of the National Institutes of Health confirmed EWG’s analysis.

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