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FDA 85% UV absorption criterion for sunscreens "inappropriate," CFTA maintains.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA 85% UV ABSORPTION CRITERION FOR SUNSCREENS "INAPPROPRIATE," CTFA asserts in Oct. 10 comments responding to FDA's existing definition for sunscreen ingredients. "Clearly...the percent absorption" criterion listed in the sunscreen tentative final monograph is an "inappropriate specification for defining a sunscreen," the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association asserts, since "notable" information regarding the method of measurement for the absorption rate is not included.





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