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Group Proposes Sunscreen Standards To FDA
Some scientists have petitioned the FDA to create standard measurements that all sunscreen companies must comply with. The group contends that consumers are often misled as many sunscreens do not provide protection from the full spectrum of UV rays.

"To provide maximum efficacy, sunscreens must offer protection against the full breadth of the UV spectrum from 290-400 nanometers. But because there isn't a standardized test to measure sunscreens against the full spectrum, consumers think they are protected, but unknowingly experiencing sun damage."

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