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Keep up with Health Canada Standards and other important information.

Health Canada Standards for Sunscreen

Health Canada recently announced new rules for labeling and testing sunscreen products to help consumers make more informed choices.

Understanding the Changes

Broad Spectrum Protection

Health Canada provided new guidance on testing products for protection against UVA (the rays responsible for aging) and UVB (the rays responsible for burning) rays. Products that pass this test will be labeled "Broad Spectrum".

New Claim Restrictions

Sun care products can no longer claim to be "waterproof", "sweat-proof", or be a "sunblock". They can claim "water-resistant", but will need to state the length of water resistance (i.e. water-resistant 40 minutes or water-resistant 80 minutes).

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How can you learn more?

Visit the Health Canada’s site for a comprehensive explanation, and to read their FAQs.