In 2011, the federal Food and Drug Administration issued new sunscreen regulations that banned the terms "sunblock," "sweatproof" and "waterproof" on sunscreen labels. Since the 1990s, the FDA has considered these terms misleading. But just last week, EWG researchers found sunscreens using these over-hyped claims still on store shelves.
The FDA has delayed action again. We can't wait another summer for the government to act. Our best shot at getting manufacturers to stop making these empty promises is to tell stores to clear their shelves of sunscreens with these bogus marketing claims.
Use the form below to sign EWG's petition to the nation’s largest retailers. We've also listed their phone numbers - a call can make them sit up and take notice.