New FDA standards for sunscreens.

The FDA has announced final standards for testing sunscreen effectiveness. They have also announced new labeling of over the counter sunscreen products. The testing standards will determine a more uniform standard by which the products can be labeled as “broad spectrum” the designation for products that protect against all sources of sun-induced skin damage. There will be no more “waterproof” or “sunblock” labeling, as they have been banned. “water resistant”, but not water proof, as even water resistant sun screen can be washed away by sweat over time.

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