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how to spot paba in sunscreen?

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Dr. Eric Kusher
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Ingredient List: Simply look at the ingredient list, you will see either PABA or Para amino benzoic acid.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
PABA in sunscreen: The active ingredient list on the bottle of sunscreen should say PABA (or para-aminobenzoic acid, glyceryl PABA, padimate O and roxadimate) if this chemical is in the product. Due to the frequency of skin sensitivity and concern over long term effects of its use, other alternatives exist, such as zinc oxide.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
PABA is not used much anymore. Read the labels.
Aug 21, 2014

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