For a long time, beauty industry made a lot of money by selling sunscreens, claiming that its wear on the skin will protect one from skin cancer risk. That time, it was known a little that sunscreen manufacturers have been boasting the above mentioned lines by giving an option to prevent from UVB rays.
There was no mention of UVA rays, which can be more dangerous than UVB rays. However, now the FDA has asked sunscreen manufacturers to come with a broad spectrum test to prove the mettle of their product.
The test will make sure that the product provides equal safety from UVA rays, as from UVB rays. Deadline has been extended till December, and till then, the manufacturers have to change their products as well as labels, being given on the bottle.
No sunscreen company will be allowed to be sold in the US market, until they pass the FDA’s broad spectrum test. It shall, however, be noted that those products, which will fail the FDA’s test or will score less than 15 marks, will have to carry an alert on the front side of the bottle. The alert will declare the product to skin cancer causing product.