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2011-06-14 12:30:00

Federal regulators provided new rules on Tuesday to require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays. The Food and Drug Administration also announced stricter guidelines when describing how well their products block ultraviolet B rays. Sunscreens that do not protect against both ultraviolet A and B rays and have a sun protection factor (SPF) below 15 will have to carry a warning label that reads:  "This product has been shown only to help prevent...

2011-06-14 09:00:00

New Rules Give Consumers More Information to Help Reduce the Risk of Skin Cancer, Early Aging SILVER SPRING, Md., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that sunscreen products meeting modern standards for effectiveness may be labeled with new information to help consumers find products that, when used with other sun protection measures, reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging, as well as help prevent sunburn. (Logo:...

2011-06-14 09:57:00

Sunscreen Product Testing and Labeling Requirements Will Help Americans Reduce Their Risk for Skin Cancer SILVER SPRING, Md., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association (Academy) today said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new sunscreen regulations will help Americans reduce their risk for skin cancer by guiding them to the most effective sunscreens and advising them on other sun-protection measures. During the FDA...

2011-06-09 00:00:00

EWG specializes in providing consumers with useful information about top-rated sunscreens for broad spectrum protection with fewer hazardous ingredients. TRUE Sunscreens were rated in the highest categories in 2011 for ingredient safety, SPF rating for UVA/UVB protection, and product stability. Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 The Environmental Working Group's annual Sunscreen Guide has just been published"¦and TRUE Natural Cosmetics made the list. Each year The Environmental...

2011-06-08 13:37:00

NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the moment we are born, we're exposed to the sun's harmful rays. In fact, 90 percent of the signs of skin aging are due to cumulative sun damage(1) which can cause wrinkles, dark spots and sagging of the skin. Even more alarming is the fact that 70 percent of adults do not apply sunscreen regularly and more than one-third of the U.S. population reported experiencing sunburn in the previous year.(2) Moreover, sunscreen alone does not protect skin...

2011-06-01 12:59:08

Sunscreen SPFs: Clear as daylight? The strength of sun cream recently recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to stave off sunburn is far too low and "not in the interests of public health," warns the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). NICE should rethink its advice, and soon, it says. NICE recommends sunscreens with a sun protection factor, or SPF, of 15 as sufficient to prevent sunburn and the subsequent potential risk of skin cancer. But DTB says...

2011-05-24 05:00:00

Plus, other options for protecting your skin when the mercury rises YONKERS, N.Y., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In tests of 22 sprays, creams and lotions, Consumer Reports Health identifies nine products that provide excellent protection against the UVB rays that cause sunburn and very good protection against UVA rays, even after immersion in water. Consumer Reports Health identifies three "CR Best Buys:" Up & Up Sport SPF 30 (Target), No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF...

2011-05-23 09:30:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today reiterated the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens to protect against the damaging effects from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. As one component of a daily sun-protection strategy, sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Unprotected sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin...

2011-05-17 09:07:00

PHOENIX, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona Sunwash Corporation is excited to announce the release of Solise® - the world's first body wash and hand wash that combine cleansing with long-lasting UVA/UVB SPF15 sunscreen. Designed to make daily sun protection as easy as possible, Solise is a first line of defense for protection from incidental sun exposure - the leading cause of non-melanoma skin cancer and premature aging. "Solise body wash and hand wash cleanse like...

2011-04-28 15:23:00

FERNDALE, Mich., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunscreen is an important part of sun protection, but it's not complete protection. Currently no FDA measurements for UVA protection exist; a high SPF can create a sense of false security for consumers, who assume complete protection from ultra-violet radiation when that's not the case! Improper application is another issue. Unfortunately in this hurried society, regular application and re-application is often inadequate or compromised....


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