Some sunscreens may have misleading SPF labels

Dr. Janiga says look for sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and one that is "Borad Spectrum"
Dr. Janiga says look for sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and one that is "Borad Spectrum"
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Updated: 5/20/2014 12:07 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Before you head to the beach or pool for Memorial Weekend, be sure to stock up on sunscreen. But beware, a new report warns not all of them contain the SPF protection promised on the label.

Researchers from 'Consumer Reports' tested 20 brands of sunscreen and only two provided the amount of protection listed on the bottle. Products can get away with labeling like this because although the FDA requires manufacturers to test their own products, the agency does not verify the results.

The company is recommending seven sunscreens from Coppertone and Bullfrog to store brands from Walmart and Target. To see the rankings of the sunscreens that were tested, click HERE.

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oldguyincc - 5/20/2014 2:09 PM
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I clicked "HERE", and was sent to the Consumers' Report web site, which wanted me to log in. No info about sunscreen, though.

Kramer - 5/20/2014 12:28 PM
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there is also a good article about this in a recent issue of a women's magazine, (probably search-able), that discusses practical options and what the new regulations will require. Consumer's tends to be muck-raking and/or technical

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