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FDA Responds to EWG Sunscreen List
Posted: June 29, 2007
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In a response statement to the EWG's report, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) affirmed that the FDA's current regulations are strong and that, "consumers should have a high level of confidence that sunscreen products are safe and effective when used as directed."
"Sunscreens are an important tool for consumers and health professionals in the fight against skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun," stated the CTFA. "While the final rulemaking is ongoing, there are currently strong FDA safety and effectiveness regulations that govern the manufacture and marketing of all sunscreen products. "
The CTFA added that the FDA requires significant safety and efficacy data on every active ingredient before it is approved for use in a sunscreen product and that the FDA has broad authority to inspect manufacturers, require strict manufacturing practices, and enforce rigorous, science-based regulations to ensure that sunscreen products are safe and effective for consumers.
The CTFA says it has worked closely with the FDA to ensure science-based regulations that protect consumers and ensure that sunscreens are safe and effective.