The FDA has been sitting on pending applications for safer and better sunscreen ingredients. Some of these files have been gathering dust on this Federal Agency’s desk for close to 10 years. In 2009, they said the final analysis of these applications would be completed by the end of the year. Of course, here we are, years later and still waiting for better protection from the sun.
The rest of the world has longer acting and safer/more protective ingredients in their sun protection products for over a decade.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers primarily from sun overexposure. Over 1 million Americans are diagnosed yearly with this type of cancer. These new ingredients would lower disease risk and help reduce mortality from the most deadly type of skin cancer called malignant melanoma. It causes almost 10,000 deaths yearly in US.
Now the House of Representatives passed a…
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