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U.S. FDA Revises Sunscreen Labeling Rules

2:25 PM MDT | June 14, 2011 | Kara Sissell

U.S. regulators have issued changes to labeling requirements for sun protection products. FDA for the first time will have lableling for utraviolet A (UVA) rays as well as the current ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. The FDA also has rejected environmental groups comments that FDA should restrict or require labeling of certain ingredients, including oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate. The labeling changes will take effect next year. The most effective products will be those labeled for “broad spectrum” protection, meaning they block UVA and UVB rays. Also...

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