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FDA Tightens Regulation of Over-the-Counter Sunscreen Products

The agency named two ingredients — PABA and trolamine salicylate — as not permitted for use in non-prescription sunscreen products

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    FDA Tightens Regulation of Over-the-Counter Sunscreen Products
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    While enjoying the hot weather and sunshine, Samuel Rice, 8, hams it up as his mother Betsy Rice adds another layer of sunscreen at Spy Pond in Arlington, Mass., on April 11, 2017.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a long-awaited update to sunscreen rules aimed at strengthening regulation of over-the-counter sunscreens, NBC News reported.

    Two of the 16 main chemical ingredients in over-the-counter sunscreen products are considered safe, the FDA says, as part of a proposal aimed at improving the safety and quality of sunscreen products sold without prescription in the United States.

    The agency named two ingredients — PABA and trolamine salicylate — as not permitted for use in non-prescription sunscreen products, adding that it is asking the industry for additional data on 12 other ingredients.