After years of discussion the FDA will announce new sunscreen labeling guidelines today. The general public, dermatologists and sunscreen manufacturers have been eagerly awaiting the final “monograph” which is intended to clarify sunscreen labeling and make the information for consumers more practical and understandable. The FDA announcement should quell some of the inaccurate claims about sunscreen safety and usefulness while at the same time providing guidelines for ultraviolet A protection standards in sunscreens which so far have applied to ultraviolet B radiation (SPF rating system).
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