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

What Should the Minimum Recommended SPF Be to Avoid Sunburn?

Sun protection expert Brian Diffey, PhD DSc, critiques the current SPF test method.

Coalition Established to Improve Regulatory Pathway for US Sun Care

The Public Access to Sunscreens Coalition launches with the mission to work collaboratively with the FDA and other entities to facilitate availability of improved UV ingredients; sun care products in the U.S. market.

Science Exposed—What Should the Minimum Recommended SPF Be to Avoid Sunburn?

“Science Exposed” is a new column aimed at digging into industry controversies to strip them down to the scientific facts. Here, sun protection expert Brian Diffey, PhD DSc, critiques the current SPF test method.

Changes to US Sunscreen Regulations

The newest regulations and comments on sunscreens from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were officially published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2011, and will go into effect June 17, 2012.

FDA Rule for Broad-spectrum Labeling: Key Substrate Findings

UVA protection is part of the mandatory testing for claiming broad-spectrum sun protection. A worldwide standardization is in development with the ISO TC217, expected for UVA testing 2012. The FDA has issued a final rule following Colipa’s proposed UVA in vitro method. While this rule establishes UVA labeling and testing, inconsistencies remain. This study compares the critical wavelength in roughness and application before and after two levels of UV doses.

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.

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