FDA Declares New Regulations for Sunscreen

Starting in 2012, the FDA will require sunscreens to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, have a minimum SPF of 15, and remove all references to “waterproof” on their labels.

NRDC Sues FDA Over Antibacterial Chemicals

The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to get the government agency to finalize a law banning triclosan and triclocarban, two chemicals commonly found in antibacterial products.

In the News: Botox Gets Placed in a Black Box

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the makers of Botox to place a “black-box” warning on its packaging. An update on the harmful toxins found in Botox.

Campaign for Safer Beauty Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organization that is supposed to evaluate what’s good for you and not good for you, does not evaluate ingredients in beauty products. If the FDA isn’t going to monitor beauty products, who will? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews two organizations that campaign for safer beauty products.