16 Jun '11, 9pm

Half-Baked: FDA's New Sunscreen Regulations Fall Short

« U.S. (finally) Labels Formaldehyde "Known Human Carcinogen" | Main Half-Baked: FDA's New Sunscreen Regulations Fall Short June 16, 2011 By: Thomas Cluderay, EWG staff attorney and David Andrews, Ph.D., EWG senior scientist Imagine grabbing a cookbook to find the perfect recipe for key lime pie to present at your summer barbeque. Thumbing through the pages, you locate an inviting entry. Only there are some problems. The recipe starts off the way you'd expect. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Attach blades to mixer. But then there's nothing about what ingredients to use in the filling, let alone the piecrust. Defeated, you head to the frozen dessert aisle. This pretty much captures the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new rules for over-the-counter sunscreens - a step in the right direction, but not enough advice to help consumers pick sunscreens that are truly safe and eff...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/06/half-baked-fdas-new-sun...

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