FDA tightens regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products

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/ Source: Reuters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a long awaited update to sunscreen rules aimed at strengthening regulations of over-the-counter sunscreens Thursday.

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

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