Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Penny's UPDATE - More Sunscreen


This is just a brief follow-up to the posts I did previously (May 25th & 27th) on the importance of SUNSCREENS.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cracked down on sunscreen manufacturers and what they can claim on their labels. Key things to note:
  • Manufacturers now have to 'prove' that their products protect against UVA and UVB rays if claiming that they reduce the risk of skin cancer, wrinkles, and sunburn
  • Sunscreens also have to have an SPF of at least 15 to make that same claim [NOTE: Most dermatologists recommend no less the SPF 30].
  • FDA is barring the use of the terms: sunblock, waterproof, and sweatproof
  • Labels must be changed to reflect the new requirements
  • FDA also plans to ban the use of any SPF rating above 50, since there is no evidence to prove that those products provide adequate protection.
Here is a link to the Washington Post article from June 14, 2011 regarding the FDA's requirements...check it out!

Be blessed. Be beautiful. Be smart. Be safe.

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