Clarifications on Sunscreen Protection to Be Delayed

Clarifications on Sunscreen Protection to Be Delayed

The AP (5/11) reported that the Food and Drug Administration “is bowing to industry requests for more time to make clear how much protection” sunscreens “really offer,” in large part because manufacturers complained they couldn’t meet a June deadline to revise containers to show whether they protect against ultraviolet B rays and “the deeper-penetrating ultraviolet A linked to skin cancer and premature aging.” On Friday, the agency said manufacturers could have “until December, beyond sunbathing season in most of the country.” “The new rules, announced last June, are the result of more than 30 years of deliberation,” the Los Angeles Times (5/11, Carpenter) “All the Rage” blog reported. “The new rules going into effect Dec. 17 for large companies, and one year later for smaller manufacturers, ban claims such as ‘sweat-proof’ and ‘waterproof’ and prevent manufacturers from labeling products with unsubstantiated claims of instant or all-day protection.”

By | 2018-11-22T06:26:51+00:00 September 13th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

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