"Sen. Schumer Asks FDA To Share Data on Possible Sunscreen Chemical-Cancer Link"

"A U.S. senator called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday to reveal findings about a possible link between a chemical found in most sunscreens and skin cancer.

The agency has been reviewing data from several studies on a potential connection between retinyl palmitate, a common sunscreen additive, and cases of skin cancer since July but has yet to issue any rulings or guidelines, said Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).

"With the recent reports suggesting a possible link between skin cancer and a common chemical found in sunscreens, the FDA must act now to protect consumers," he said at a news conference and in a later statement. "

Reuters had the story June 14, 2010.

Monday, June 14, 2010