New Labeling Rules for Sunscreen | Work It Training

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced new regulations for sunscreens sold over the counter. The new rules will require products that are labeled “broad spectrum” to pass tests for both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays. Additionally, only broad spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher can claim that they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early aging if used as directed with other sun protection measures. Changes will take effect by the summer of 2012, but changes to sunscreen labels can be expected before the effective date.

Source: Food and Drug Administration

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