…Lay It On Thick

Humanity’s last defense against the sun’s damaging rays has failed us.

Last summer, the FDA gave sunscreen manufacturers until this June to revise their sunscreen labels. Clearer guidelines were given for what brands can be labeled as “broad spectrum” (protect against both ultraviolet A and B rays). Also, terms like sweatproof and waterproof are gone (you still need to reapply).

If you’re wondering why this is a bad thing, well then congratulations on not being a procrastinator.

Unfortunately, the FDA has now given a six-month extension for manufacturers to make the necessary changes.

Misinformed sun-worshipers will suffer through another summer of wondering why their sunscreen doesn’t work. After all, they did put some on in the morning before they spent eight hours at the beach.

But don’t worry too much, your new sunscreen guidelines will be here soon, just in time to tame those December rays.
Helpful Hint (if you can’t wait six months): You’ll want to rub it in, wait 80 minutes and repeat.

More on the Story: TIME

…just for fun:


Posted on May 15, 2012, in Humor, News, Opinion and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I did not have to look to see which Crusader wrote this one…would have been a great opportunity to tie graduation and sunscreen together with the “Sunscreen speech” by March Schmich…

  2. oops – Mary Schmich…

  3. It takes a village idiot, to know one.

    Personally, I like the sunscreen with vitamins in it. I save valuable time not eating my vegetables.

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