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FDA introduces new labeling requirements for sunscreen

Sunblock will be one of the words banned from sunscreen labels. (Source: CNN) Sunblock will be one of the words banned from sunscreen labels. (Source: CNN)

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will develop new labeling requirements for sunscreen products.  

Labels will now show if a product is "broad spectrum," offering protection against both ultraviolet rays A and B.  

They will also indicate how long a sunscreen is "water resistant" for either swimming or sweating.

SPF ratings above 50 will become obsolete, as products will be labeled "50 plus."

Three words will also be banned from the labels: waterproof, sweatproof and sunblock.

The changes will be visible next summer.

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