Health Matters: Sunscreen Labels

By: Triston Sanders-Medical Anchor Email
By: Triston Sanders-Medical Anchor Email

June 16, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping sunscreen labels.
Under the new rule, sunscreens that protect against both ultraviolet A rays and ultraviolet B rays can be labeled "broad spectrum."
"Broad spectrum" products with an SPF of fifteen or above can also include the statement saying it helps reduce the risk of skin cancer.
All other sunscreens will have to carry a warning saying they do not help prevent skin cancer or early skin aging.
The new labels will not be seen until next summer.

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