Issue Date: August 29, 2016
Group says sunscreen makers cheat on SPF labels
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is calling on FDA to investigate the use of ingredients in sunscreens that it contends artificially boost sun protection factor (SPF) values on product labels without providing commensurate protection from the sun’s skin-damaging ultraviolet rays. EWG also wants the agency to reevaluate its own SPF testing method, which the group claims is in part responsible for the subterfuge.
EWG alleges that some sunscreen formulators are adding agents with anti-inflammatory effects, . . .
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