Reed-Isakson-Whitfield-Dingell Legislation Would Speed Up FDA Approval of Critical Sunscreen Ingredients,
Providing Americans with Greater Choices in Sunscreen Protection
(Washington, DC) –The Public Access to SunScreen (PASS) Coalition applauds Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Congressmen Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and John Dingell (D-MI) for their leadership in introducing the bipartisan, bicameral Sunscreen Innovation Act. This legislation 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.
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 U.S. have been widely available in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America, in some cases for more than 15 years.