The FDA has announced new labeling guidelines for sunscreens, which will go into effect in 2012. These guidelines will help clarify for consumers exactly what their suncreen does. By 2012, in order to call a sunscreen “broad spectrum,” manufacturers will have to show that the product protects against UVA as well as UVB rays. And, manufacturers of the new spray sunscreens will need to prove that consumers are using the products correctly; there is concern that not enough sunscreen is being applied. Additional changes will involve clear labeling regarding water resistance and drug interactions.
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