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FDA Sheds Light on Sunscreens


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How Sunscreen Works

Not all sunscreens are created equal. Watch a YouTube video from FDA  explaining how they work to reduce the risk of sunburn, early skin aging and cancer.

Sunscreen:  Stronger Rules, Better Protection

Watch a YouTube video from FDA  outlining the groundbreaking steps the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking to protect consumers from a dangerous hazard of summer: sunburn and its damage to the skin. The new measures clarify the effectiveness of sunscreen products and help ensure their proper labeling and manufacture.

Download a PDF from FDA showing the new sunscreen labels.

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