Some time ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG)set off a panic by citing an unpublished FDA study that showed retinyl palmitate in sunscreens caused skin cancer.
The EWG uses fear and pseudo science to promote their non-chemical usage agenda. It is not known where their funding comes from, but here is a blog post that suggests a spurious profit motive.
We now have scientific proof from the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) that disputes the EWG claim that retinyl palmitate causes skin cancer.
My only hope is that EWG's credibility will forever be questioned by journalists and that the dialog regarding the use of safe cosmetics is centered around science.