Last week, the New York State Assembly proposed a bill regarding sunscreen products sold in New York. If passed, all manufacturers will be required to place a clear and obvious expiration date and storage recommendation on their products.
The bill, which was was co-sponsored by Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg and Senator Charles Fuschillo, is currently in the hands of the State Senate. If approved by Governor Eliot Spitzer, it will become a law effective Jan. 1, 2008.
"Sunscreen products have an effective life of three to five years. However, biochemists from the Federal Drug Administration said that the strength breaks down after two years if a product, especially a seasonal product, is not properly stored. "
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