New U.S. UV Filters and the Cosmetic Outlook in Canada for Sunscreens

In the last four decades, the occurrence of skin cancer has increased tremendously. This is the most common type of cancer, affecting the lives of 2.2 million Americans annually.1 With the level of innovation in today’s cosmetic and drug industries, however, some of these cases should be avoidable. Ironically, skin cancer is a preventable disease, and only recently has industry pressure and political leadership compelled changes in the North American regulatory paradigm for sunscreen products.

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