Recent in SPF/UV Filters (page 3 of 4)

FDA Releases a Final Sunscreen Rule

After nearly a four-year wait for an action on sunscreens, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Final Sunscreen Rule, which addresses the testing and labeling of OTC sunscreen products.

PCPC Urges Action on TiO2's Prop 65 Listing

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has alerted members that it anticipates the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to issue its Final Monograph on titanium dioxide. Should the IARC not change its current position on the material, it will be subject to California's Proposition 65.

The Council Responds to EWG Sunscreen Report

John Bailey, chief scientist of the Personal Care Products Council, has released a statement in response to the 2010 Environmental Working Group (EWG) Sunscreen Report.

PCPC Formally Responds to EWG's 'Unscientific' Sunscreen Report

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has released a formal statement by John Bailey, chief scientist, in response the Environmental Working Group's (EWG's) "unscientific" 2009 Sunscreen Report.

Council Responds to EWG's Oxybenzone Report

The Personal Care Products Council reponds to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) report stating that oxybenzone is potentially harmful.

Harmonizing Cosmetics Standards: ISO

The importance of harmonization continues to grow. Past and present standard-setting work by ISO, such as in microbiology and sun protection, is laying the foundation for future bridges across regulatory gaps.

AAD Questions Sunscreen Seal Program

Questions were raised at the American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) annual meeting in February over its Seal of Recognition program.

Are Sunscreens Killing the Coral Reefs?

Scientists have reported that sunscreen may be to blame for dying coral reefs.

Regulatory Review: The Proposed Amendment for Sunscreen Products in the United States

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the long-awaited Proposed Rules (PR) for sunscreens in the Federal Register. This column reviews some of the changes included in the amendment, citing pages of this document to provide additional details.

FDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Sunscreen Rule

Extension to run through Dec. 26, 2007; agency seeks to balance industry concerns and the interests of public health to ensure that sunscreen products properly inform consumers of the level of protection.

FDA Proposes New Sunscreen Rules

The FDA has proposed a new regulation for the formulating, testing and labeling of OTC sunscreens with ultraviolet UVA and UVB protection.

FDA Responds to EWG Sunscreen List

The FDA responded to EWG's report on sunscreens that claimed the FDA fails to set meaningful sunscreen standards.

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