Asbestos: Still legal and in use — Reuters Investigates by ReutersTV The word “asbestos” is enough to clear a room, if not a building. Reuters’ correspondent Ben Berkowitz explores the hazards of asbestos with Mark Van Baalen, a [...]
The federal Food and Drug Administration’s new sunscreen rules seem likely to do away with the worst hype in ads and on labels. The agency has barred the claims “waterproof,” “sweatproof” and “sunblock,” boasts that were never achievable. The FDA has, for the first time, set a minimum performance standard for sunscreens that use the term “broad spectrum” to denote that they provide a measure of protection from ultraviolet-A rays.