A Real Burn: Sunscreen Labeling in the Face of FDA Inaction

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A Real Burn: Sunscreen Labeling in the Face of FDA Inaction

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dc.contributor.advisor Peter Hutt en_US
dc.contributor.author Boychenko, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-06T22:22:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Lisa Boychenko, A Real Burn: Sunscreen Labeling in the Face of FDA Inaction (May 2011). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8965639
dc.description.abstract As rates of skin cancer continue to rise, sunscreen continues to be an essential tool in the fight against harmful UV radiation emanating from the sun. Sunscreen labeling greatly impacts the public’s perception of the risks of sun exposure, the protection obtained from a particular product, and the proper use of sunscreen. Thus, FDA regulation of sunscreen to prevent misleading labeling is an important aspect of public health. FDA began the rulemaking process for sunscreen products in 1978, but has yet to issue a final monograph that would legally bind sunscreen manufacturers. This prolonged rulemaking has resulted in many conclusions and proposed rules that would regulate sunscreen labels in order to encourage proper understanding of sun exposure danger and proper use of sunscreen products. However, since the regulations are not binding, manufacturers need not comply with FDA’s rules. Thus, the public has not benefited from FDA’s thorough analyses and proposed solutions to labeling, but instead has suffered and continues to suffer from FDA inaction. en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject.other Food and Drug Law en_US
dc.title A Real Burn: Sunscreen Labeling in the Face of FDA Inaction en_US
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-07-06T22:22:59Z

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