The Public Access to Sunscreens (PASS) Coalition is urging industry and consumers to support the Sunscreen Innovation Act by submitting your comments on HR-4250 and S-2141 to your US Representative and Senators.
The legislation, introduced earlier this year by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Congressmen Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and John Dingell (D-MI) is a responsible way to alleviate the current 12 year backlog of sunscreen ingredients, and streamline the review process so the public can gain access to the most effective and innovative sunscreen products, according to PASS.
PASS notes that the last Over-The-Counter (OTC) sunscreen ingredient to be approved was in the 1990s. Since that time, eight new sunscreen applications have been filed and are still awaiting review. New sunscreen technologies currently awaiting approval in the US have been widely available in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America, in some cases for more than 15 years, according to PASS.