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Congresswoman, Pageant Winner Back Petition For Final Sunscreen Regs

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

A consumer advocacy group gets support from a member of Congress and a beauty pageant winner as well as industry stakeholders for its citizen petition to light a fire under FDA about making state-of-the-art, broad-spectrum sunscreens available in the U.S

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