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Sunscreens provide protection factor below that reported on the label

Laboratory testing commissioned by Protest showed that seven of ten marks not properly inform the consumer FPS

 
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Research investigates the levels of SPF (Sun Protection Factor) present in sunscreens
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Research investigates the levels of SPF (Sun Protection Factor) present in sunscreens

Research commissioned by the Brazilian Consumer Defense (Protest) with ten brands of sunscreen for adults showed that seven have a sun protection factor (SPF) lower than reported on the label. Two of them do not protect against UVA and five show no photostability (ability to maintain effectiveness during a time of radiation exposure).

Among the analyzes made, tested products with SPF 30 brands of Avon, Banana Boat, Carrot & Bronze, Coppertone, La Roche-Posay, L'Oreal, Nivea, The Apothecary, Red Apple and Sundown.

Protest The research found that the products were UVB protection according to the report that the label if UVA had, whether they were in stable condition and use of water-resistant, and non-irritating to the skin. We also checked whether they were hydrating, if occurred wasteful packaging and the formula was pleasant to use.

<b> Complaint </ b>

According to Protest will be asked to Anvisa standardizing how the UVA protection index is reported on the packaging. "We will also ask that the shelf life after opening the bottle to be determined," the organ.

The association also said that many brands tested are not photostable. As photostability testing is not required by Brazilian law also will request the inclusion in legislation of tests that prove the photostability of sunscreens.

Also according to the association, the products showed that FPS below what is on the label will be reported to the Department of Consumer Protection and Defense (DPDC) of the Ministry of Justice (Senacon) and ANVISA.

In a statement, the Brazilian Association of Toiletries, Perfumes and Cosmetics (ABIHPEC) questioned the results of the research and said that "all the products currently in the market sector in Brazil have the approval of ANVISA." See the full text of the note below.

<b> Positioning official Brazilian Association of Toiletries, Cosmetics and perfumery </ b>

The ABIHPEC, the Brazilian Association of Toiletries, Perfumes & Cosmetics, refutes once again hyped the data released by Protest in its issue of December 2012, regarding sunscreens. The Protest tries in vain tests using meager and not recognized by the international scientific community, industry achieve Toiletry, Perfumery and Cosmetic Brazilian, causing a disservice to the population, in 2011, consumed R $ 29.4 billion in products (Ex- Factory - leave the factory and no added taxes) index, which proves a breakthrough in personal care, resulting in better health and better quality of life for all Brazilians.

In a country with tropical climate in which there is a high incidence of skin cancer, gets to be absurd that a body still manifests itself against the growing industry of sunscreens. It is important to remember that these industries are regulated by ANVISA (National Health Surveillance Agency), an agency of high national and international respect that uses scientifically proven methods, instead of this publication.

With dedication, honesty and investments, and with the certainty that consumers trust and continue using domestic products, we reiterate that the scenario shows the evolution of Brazilian society, expanding access to essential products to all social classes. Brazilian law is updated and in line with the international market. This is a cause for celebration and to encourage the habit of continuous use of these products, so important for maintaining health.

All products sector currently marketed in Brazil have the approval from ANVISA, overseer of the HPPC segment, which is regulated. Discard any manifestations of Protest, by disregard this institute with industry, society and national health.

João Carlos Basilio

President of ABIHPEC

Source: Isaude.net
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esta informaçao deveria estar na tv,e em todos os acessos aa pessoas,divulguem mais essas coisas de nosso interesse.
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