Chemicals in Blood – level 2

28-01-2020 07:00

Scientists tested four sunscreen products and their ingredients. Participants of the study applied sunscreen on their bodies for four days.

Scientists found out that six chemicals got into the participants´ blood, and they stayed there for several days.

The amount of these chemicals were higher than the safe limits; however, it is important to use sunscreens. They have health benefits because they protect the skin from dangerous sunburns.

Scientists must do more research to understand how chemicals get into the body and what effects they can have. It is necessary to make rules for sunscreen products and to check the safety of the chemicals that they contain.

Difficult words: sunscreen (a cream that protects the skin from the sun), ingredient (a part of a product), participant (a person who takes part in an activity).

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