chapter  8
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Regulatory Aspects of Suncreens in Europe

Definition of Ultraviolet Filters 117

The EEC Directive Published November 28, 1983 118

Non-EU Countries’ Regulatory Status 124

Sun Protection Measurements 124

Future 125

DEFINITION OF ULTRAVIOLET FILTERS

In Europe, sunscreen products are considered cosmetics, as their function is to

protect the skin from sunburn. The European Economic Community (EEC)

has issued a directive to its member states relating to cosmetic products.1

Article 1 says