Nicole Abene

Due To Industry Pressure FDA Delays New Sunscreen Labeling Rules for 6 Months

by , 05/20/12
filed under: Inhabitots, News, Policy

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The FDA announced on May 11 that they’ll be delaying implementation of pending sunscreen regulations that were supposed to mandate how sunscreens are labeled and marketed.  These changes that would have make it easier for consumers to choose safe and effective sunscreens have been put off, apparently due to pressure from cosmetic industry groups.  This means that unfortunately, we’ll have to spend another summer with inadequately labeled sunscreen. Click ahead to learn more about the regulations and why they’ve been delayed.


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