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New U.S. Sunscreen Rules Prompt Formulators to Cover All Bases

9:00 AM MDT | September 12, 2007 | Kate Phillips

The U.S. FDA has proposed a regulation that sets standards for formulating, testing, and labeling over-the-counter sunscreens with ultraviolet-A (UVA) and ultraviolet-B (UVB) protection. The proposal also includes broadening of current sun protection factor (SPF) levels from SPF30+, to SPF50+; revising existing UVB testing procedures; and allowing for the possibility of new combinations of active ingredients. The proposal is aimed at helping consumers more easily identify UVA sunscreen protection products, FDA says. The agency says it will accept comments on the...

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