Posts From April, 2012

New Rules for Sunscreen Labels

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April 17, 2012

  The FDA has issued a Final Rule on the labeling and testing of sunscreen products. The rule establishes that: -A sunscreen product may only be labeled "Broad Spectrum" if the product has an SPF of greater than 15 and passes the new Broad Spectrum testing requirements. -SPF products may not be labeled as "Waterproof", ... read more

New Research About SPF

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April 11, 2012

A recent article from the AAD says, "Sunscreen lotions with a sun protection factor (SPF) value of 70 or above provide better protection than those with an SPF of 30 or 50, even when under-applied," according to a study published online April 1 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. It's interesting that ... read more

Skin Cancer Among Young Adults

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April 2, 2012

USA Today released an article stating that,  "A dramatic rise in skin cancer rates among young adults is leading health officials to shed light on the risk factors, specifically tanning salons, which women are more likely to use." In fact, "according to the National Institutes of Health, excess exposure to ultraviolet light increases risk for ... read more