Sunscreen and Skin Cancer
A sunscreen that
now goes farther than ever before to protect against sun damage
and skin cancer
ground breaking news on using sunscreen to prevent skin cancer is
7/24/06 the FDA approved
a new over-the-counter sunscreen, Anthelios SX, developed
It seems like the Fountain of Youth may have
just got a little closer to discovery!
A sunscreen that now goes farther than ever before
to protect against sun damage and skin cancer.
"The other two active ingredients, avobenzone and octocrylene, are
generally recognized as safe and effective under the current OTC
monograph for sunscreens."
The news world is abuzz with the FDA approval of Anthelios SX, a long lasting OTC
sunscreen with a new ingredient to the USA market,
ABC News reporter Joy Victory
addresses the sunscreen and skin cancer protection by explaining, "For
the first time since 1988, the Food and Drug Administration today
approved a new type of
sunscreen compound that protects skin from
shortwave ultraviolet A light and doesn't break down as easily as other
"Most sunscreens available in the United States
protect only against long-wave UVA and both forms of ultraviolet B
light. But the new
compound, known as ecamsule, has long been available
in Europe and Canada. It is made by the L'Oreal cosmetics company."
"The new product is considered a superior
sunscreen chemical because of its ability to block UVA light- a
harmful, wrinkle-causing form of sunlight- and because it
lasts longer in the sun.
The product, Mexoryl SX,
contains two standard sunscreen chemicals as well as ecamsule and will
be sold as a daily moisturizer cream."
"It should be on pharmacy shelves sometime this fall, but it's not
known how much it will cost. It will be sold under the name Anthelios SX by La
Victory wrapped up her report with an interview comment from Dr.
Vincent DeLeo, chairman of the dermatology department at Columbia
Dr. DeLeo stated that ". . . the European
equivalent was sorely needed in the United States. It produces a
product which gives us almost perfect
protection against sunshine."
Sunscreen and skin cancer
protection is a very exciting combination for the prevention
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