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Better Sunscreens Blocked By FDA Delays

Cancer research groups, dermatologists and sunscreen makers are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to move forward on approving more effective sunscreen ingredients, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Suncare products currently available in the United States contain effective protection against UVB rays, but are weak against UVA rays, something products widely available in Europe and Asia already address, the Times reports. The Public Access to Sunscreens Coalition, or PASS, is making a public push to both educate Americans about the dangers of sun exposure and speed up the FDA approval process of proven effective sunscreen ingredients, the Times reports.

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