Feds Extend Deadline for Revised Sunscreen Bottles

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

Turns out sunscreen confusion won't be over this summer after all.

The Feds recently gave sunscreen companies another six months to get revised bottles on the shelf, extending the deadline to December.

Among the changes they'll have to make, they have to protect against both UV-B rays which cause sun burns and UV-A rays which are linked to skin cancer.

They also can't claim to be water proof or sweat proof.

While they have more time to get the new bottles out, the F.D.A. is encouraging sunscreen makers to get them on store shelves as soon as possible.


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