Great news for us consumers! The New York Times announced today that the F.D.A. has approved a new labeling system which will require sunscreen manufacturer's to not only give us the SPF of sunscreens, which indicates how well the screen protects against UVB light, but to also give us an indicator of how well the sunscreens block UVA light, which is just as harmful as UVB rays. The sunscreen manufacturer's will have one year to comply. For more on the new regulations, see this newstory from Reuters. For more tips on preventing skin cancer, see Craig Stoltz's blog Hold the Latte, Keep the Sunscreen.
Published On: August 24, 2007