Save your skin, save your life. We'll look at new research and rules on sunscreen marketing from the FDA.
One in five Americans will get skin cancer.
Skin cancer rates are rising. And its victims are getting younger. Younger females, in particular.
With all that, you’d think public health officials would be all over the sunscreen industry to get it right and honest. They haven’t been, until this week.
The Food and Drug Administration, after years of mulling, is out with new rules on the “wild west” that has been sunscreen labeling and marketing.
We buy it, we smear it on, we go to the beach, the pool.
But there is more you need to know.
This hour On Point: saving our skins. New rules and the latest research on skin, sunscreen, and the sun.
- Tom Ashbrook
Gardiner Harris, public health reporter for the New York Times. His article is “F.D.A. Unveils New Rules About Sunscreen Claims.”
Jennifer Lucas, dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.
This program aired on June 16, 2011.