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U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, Chris Dodd call for stronger sunscreen standards (NOT A JOKE!)
Boston.com ^ | 5/26/09

Posted on 05/27/2009 4:28:00 PM PDT by Libloather

Reed, Dodd call for stronger sunscreen standards
May 26, 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Two New England senators are pushing for stronger testing and labeling standards for sunscreen.

U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Chris Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, have introduced legislation that calls on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require manufacturers to test sunscreen products against ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays.

Currently, officials say the FDA requires testing and labeling for sun protection factors, which mostly measures UVB rays that cause sunburns.

But they add the FDA does not have standards for UVA rays, a major cause of skin cancer and premature aging.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dodd; reed; standards; sunscreen; tyranny
Just cover everyone with newspaper...
1 posted on 05/27/2009 4:28:00 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Meanwhile my doctor has my wife going out in the sun unprotected for 1/2 hour a day to get vitamin D. She’s used 50 SPF daily since she was a teen.


2 posted on 05/27/2009 4:29:47 PM PDT by Woebama (Paying for my neighbor's mortgage and Wall Street's bonuses sure is hard.)
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To: Libloather

The nanny state, unconstitutional pukes need to do us a favor and commit suicide.


3 posted on 05/27/2009 4:30:03 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Libloather

Reid, Doddd...STFU!

Was Dodd wearing sunscreen getting his gravy train deal mortgage? It was SO HOT!


4 posted on 05/27/2009 4:31:23 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (It's time for the grown ups !)
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To: Libloather
Is there not a single element of our lives that they don't want to intervene and supervise and direct and DICTATE?

Why don't they just make sunshine illegal and get it over with, because they are so much wiser and powerful than we are?

5 posted on 05/27/2009 4:32:24 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Libloather

No, Reed and and Dodd are, indeed, a joke.


6 posted on 05/27/2009 4:35:07 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (PLEASE DONATE TO FREEREPUBLIC!! THANK YOU!!)
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To: Libloather

oh boy... I didn’t think this was the most important to pursue at this time, did you?


7 posted on 05/27/2009 4:36:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now, NOW)
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To: Libloather

Can vampires wear sunscreen to protect them while they suck the blood of every tax paying citizen?


8 posted on 05/27/2009 4:37:29 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Libloather

Fric and Frac ping.


9 posted on 05/27/2009 4:38:28 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Libloather

Hey where does Charlie Crist come down on this important issue?


10 posted on 05/27/2009 4:39:02 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Libloather

Maybe they bought stock in cosmetic companies; UVA protectants are considered to be either avobenzone or oxybenzone; here is the MSDS for oxybenzone:

http://www.makingcosmetics.com/msds1/msds-oxybenzone.pdf


11 posted on 05/27/2009 4:42:04 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: GeronL

Wasn’t there something about Nero fiddling while Rome burned?


12 posted on 05/27/2009 4:42:15 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: La Lydia

The NOAA has already determined that we have passed Peak-sun; the end is near.


13 posted on 05/27/2009 4:43:34 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Old Professer

Thank you for the link.


14 posted on 05/27/2009 4:44:23 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: La Lydia

This legislation is most certainly needed.

If over half the population is ignorant enough to vote for Democrats, what would make one think that most of the same people are inquisitive enough to read a product label?


15 posted on 05/27/2009 4:46:53 PM PDT by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not as rare as you think!)
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To: Libloather
Toads need sunscreen...


16 posted on 05/27/2009 4:48:44 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Libloather

The probably got a sunburn last weekend by making love on the beach.


17 posted on 05/27/2009 4:49:42 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Libloather

Do Jack and Chris know something that we don’t? A stronger sunscreen will definitely be required in the vicinity of a mushroom cloud.


18 posted on 05/27/2009 4:50:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Woebama

I have mild psoriasis and UV exposure (though not too much, obviously) is one of the best remedies for it.

Dumb and dumber can kiss my behind. They want to take my booze, my guns, my freedom and now my sun.

Eff them.


19 posted on 05/27/2009 4:50:30 PM PDT by JenB987
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To: Libloather

20 posted on 05/27/2009 4:53:21 PM PDT by maggief
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To: JenB987

Dodd is just making himself look totally ignorant (again). With skin as light as his NO sunscreen will work. You simply have to stay out of the Sun.


21 posted on 05/27/2009 5:21:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: La Lydia
Is there not a single element of our lives that they don't want to intervene and supervise and direct and DICTATE?

No.

22 posted on 05/27/2009 5:24:35 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5(SONY)|"Also sprach Telethustra"-NonValueAdded|Lk21:36)
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To: Libloather

I wonder when they are going to legislate oil patterns on bowling alleys.


23 posted on 05/27/2009 7:12:23 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: Libloather

Heckel and Jeckel strike again?


24 posted on 05/27/2009 7:36:55 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Hey where does Charlie Crist come down on this important issue?

Crist would say: "in the ideal world, blah, blah, ban this, blah, blah"

25 posted on 05/27/2009 8:23:06 PM PDT by 08bil98z24 (The War on Drugs is a failure and is unconsitutional. Stop the madness now!!!)
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