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FDA Basics Webinar: Practice the art of sun protection

Date: May 17, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Sergio Coelho, Ph.D., interdisciplinary Scientist, Division of Nonprescription Drug Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Spending time in the sun increases the risk of sunburn, skin cancer, and early skin aging. There are many factors that contribute to a person’s risk for sun-related skin damage. Sunscreens provide one option for preventing sunburn, and certain sunscreens can also help to reduce the risk of skin cancer and premature sun-related skin aging when used as directed. Because sunscreens are approved by FDA for these important sun-protection indications, they are regulated as drug products in the United States..

In this FDA Basics webinar, Sergio Coelho, Ph.D., an Interdisciplinary Scientist in the Division of Nonprescription Drug Products gave an overview of how the sun causes skin damage and the different types of sun-related skin damage. Dr. Coelho also walked viewers through a sunscreen drug facts label and presented practical ways to protect skin from sun damage.

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