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CHPA: Sunscreen Efficacy Ceiling Is More Harmful Than SPF Claim Limit

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA should not impose an efficacy ceiling on sunscreen formulations even if it caps sun protection factor label claims at 50 or 50+, industry stakeholders argue.

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