Survey: Most Sunscreens Meet FDA Standards

Survey: Most Sunscreens Meet FDA Standards

The AP reported that as consumers head to the “beach this summer,” they will find more effective sunscreens with product labels that are easier to understand thanks to new Food and Drug Administration rules, which prohibit “misleading” terms such as “waterproof” and require the products to “filter out both ultraviolet A and B rays.” However, although the Environmental Working Group found that most of about 1,400 sunscreens met the new Federal standards, “one in seven” of them were labeled as having sun protection factors greater than 50, which concerns some experts who argue that SPF numbers over 100 “give users a false sense of security, leading them to stay in the sun long after” the product’s protective qualities have stopped working. Still, some dermatologists say higher SPF sunscreens are helpful for users who “often don’t apply enough of the lotion to get its full effect.”

By | 2019-01-08T10:13:54+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

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