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Two-Thirds of Sunscreen Products Offer Inferior Protection or Contain Worrisome Ingredients

Today EWG released its 13th Annual Guide to Sunscreens, which rates the safety and efficacy of more than 1300 SPF products, including sunscreens, daily moisturizers and lip balms with SPF values. EWG researchers found that two-thirds of sunscreen products still offer inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients, like oxybenzone.  In February, the Food and Drug Administration released a proposal for updated sunscreen regulations – a big step toward cleaning up a poorly regulated industry, with much-needed reforms that would better protect public health. According to EWG’s assessment, only 40 percent of the products on EWG’s list contain active ingredients that FDA has proposed are safe and effective, based on the agency’s new draft rules.  Read more...

 

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