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Lawsuit Claims Sunscreens Don't Protect as Claimed

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In a recent article on CNN.com, attorneys have filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court, alleging that the claims made by labels on sunscreen products are misleading, and not offering all the protection they claim. The lawsuit focuses on some of the products sold by Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat, Bull Frog, and Neutrogena, because those products make claims such as “UVB/UVA protection” without explaining how much of each type of protection the product provides.

In April, the American Academy of Dermatology called skin cancer an ‘unrecognized epidemic.’ More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year.