A new labeling rule from the Food and Drug Administration, covering all sunscreen products shipped by large manufacturers since mid-December, includes added warnings and the removal of misleading terms.
At first glance, the sunscreen bottles, tubes and canisters on store shelves this spring might not look much different from what consumers have seen in the past.
But look closer. Gone are misleading terms such as "waterproof" and "sunblock." Added are warnings that some products don't protect against wrinkles and skin cancer and that others do so only as part of a larger sun-protection plan.
These changes and others are the result of new labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration. The long-delayed rules cover all sunscreen products shipped by large manufacturers since ...