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What Is Broad Spectrum Sun Protection?

FDA’s new labeling requirements demanding sunscreen manufacturers to update the product information before the summer of 2012 include the term broad spectrum.  With all the changes, many consumers are confused about what this means.  The sun’s rays are composed of ultraviolet radiation across the A and B spectrum.  Ultraviolet (UV) A rays are not only […]

Confused About the New Sunscreen Guidelines?

In June FDA announced new labeling requirements for the makers of sunscreen products so that consumers can reduce their risk of developing skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.  The regulations become effective summer 2012, but manufacturers may begin changing product labeling now.  This is an important public health concern because the majority of […]