CDC Should Help Spur FDA Sunscreen Filter Review – PASS Coalition
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Consumers would be better equipped against harmful UV radiation if they had access to next-generation sunscreen actives mired in FDA’s time and extent application process, the Public Access to Sun Screens Coalition suggests in comments to CDC. The Personal Care Products Council also submitted comments emphasizing the importance of sunscreen use.
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