July 5, 2013 Five people burst into flames last year after spray-on sunscreen ignited on their skin. The manufacturer has recalled those sprays, but the Food and Drug Administration says sprays can still pose a fire risk because they include flammable chemicals. So spray carefully, or opt for a shirt.
August 8, 2012 Scientists have learned that compact fluorescent light bulbs could give off ultraviolet radiation if their inner coating cracks. Light-emitting diodes, another eco-friendly lighting option, won't give you a sunburn, but they do have the potential for other mild health effects.
May 16, 2012 Almost a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a slew of new rules to make the labels of sunscreens more helpful and realistic. To avert summer shortages, the agency has delayed implementation until December for most companies.
July 5, 2011 A flip-flop on rules on sunscreen for campers in Maryland shows it's not so easy to protect kids from sun exposure and the risk of inappropriate touching.
June 14, 2011 For the first time in more than 30 years, the Food and Drug Administration has revamped its standards for sunscreens. The agency expects the changes will help people find the right sunscreen to protect against sunburn, reduce the risk of skin cancer and prevent premature skin aging.