Tag Archives: Safety

Keep using sunscreen while FDA updates recommendations on safety of sunscreen ingredients

Media coverage of a recent study has left many people concerned about the safety of sunscreen. But while further testing appears to be warranted, we know for certain that sunscreen protects against skin cancer. Let’s take a closer look at the JAMA study, evolving FDA recommendations on sunscreen ingredients, and how you and your family… Read More »

Health Tip: Firework Safety

News Consumer News Health Tip: Firework Safety — Though July 4th has passed, you may have some leftover fireworks. Unfortunately, nearly 300 people in the United States end up in the emergency room each day at the height of the season due to fireworks mishaps, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC… Read More »

Polytoxicity — Why Chemical Safety Studies Cannot Be Trusted

One section of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “compile, keep current and publish a list of each chemical substance manufactured or processed” in the U.S.1 The initial reporting began in 1978 and was published in 1979, listing 62,000 chemical substances. Currently, the TSCA inventory lists 85,000 chemicals.2… Read More »

FDA draft guidance seeks better safety data for pregnant women

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing recommendations on how to better design studies to assess pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to FDA-regulated drugs and biological products. The new guidance includes sections on obtaining information from databases and electronic health records systems. According to the agency, its recommendations replace 2002 guidance issued to industry—which has… Read More »