Panama City Beach – On Tuesday June 14, 2011, the FDA announced the new rules, which will go into effect in 2011, for sunscreen makers. The rules require sunscreens to protect against two kinds of the sun’s radiation, UVB and UVA, to earn the coveted designation of offering “broad spectrum” protection.
“FDA has evaluated the data and developed testing and labeling requirements for sunscreen products, so that manufacturers can modernize their product information and consumers can be well-informed on which products offer the greatest benefit,” Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a news release. “These changes to sunscreen labels are an important part of helping consumers have the information they need so they can choose the right sun protection for themselves and their families.”
Under the rules, manufacturers will no longer be able to claim their products are waterproof because no sunscreen actually is, officials said. However, they will be able to claim how long the sunscreen is water resistant. Only sunscreens with a sun protection factor of at least 15 will be allowed to advertise they prevent sunburn and reduce the risks of skin cancer.
Jerry Eyler of Best Panama City Beach Condo Rentals at Celadon Beach Resort www.bestpanamacitybeachcondo.com says, “When you visit Celadon Beach Resort be sure to bring sunscreen with you. Our beach service does not sell sunscreen.”