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Prod­ucts that pass the lat­est test­ing re­quire­ments for ad­e­quate pro­tec­tion against both UVA and UVB ra­di­a­tion are now la­belled “broad spec­trum”. Wa­ter-re­sis­tance claims must state for how long the prod­uct pro­vides pro­tec­tion when swim­ming or sweat­ing, based on stan­dard test­ing. No prod­uct can block the sun’s rays com­pletely, so man­u­fac­tur­ers are no longer al­lowed to call their prod­ucts “sun­blocks”. Sun­screens may not be la­belled with an SPF value higher than 50.

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