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Consumers: Be sun-smart this summer

At the start of the holiday season, the European Commission alerts consumers to the importance of adequate protection from the sun this summer and reminds them to look out for the clearer labelling regime on sunscreen bottles.

Press release
Memo


Many of us leave on vacation for happy days under the sun. But there is a serious drawback to exposure to sunlight, even at relatively low levels - sunlight may provoke skin cancer. Last year, the Commission drew attention to the the need for citizens to protect themselves against the dangerous effects of the sun - both against UV-A and UV-B radiation. Citizens should be vigilant and look out for the new sunscreen label "UVA", which stands for adequate protection against both UV-A and UV-B radiation. The improved labelling shows the letters UVA in a circle as follows:



What should consumers know?

Consumers are advised to use sunscreen products only as one of many measures to protect against the sun. Other measures include:

Press Release: Be sun-smart this summer!

More information

Rules for labelling of sunscreen products in the EU
Click here to download the pictograms in high resolutiongif (.ai)

More information in your country:

Bulgaria
Ministry of Health

Nederlands
- Verstandig zonnen

- Zonnetips
- Gouden Regels

Sweden
SOLinformation

Denmark
- Skru ned for solen
- Solcreme og selvbruner/selvbrunerkabiner: Miljøstyrelsens kosmetikguide

Norway
Kreft foreningen
United Kingdom
- Sunsmart
- Sunsense
France
- Soleil – mode d’emploi
- Guide de la protection solaire
Finland
- Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
- Finnish Meteorological Institute
- Finnish Cancer Organisations
Poland
UVAgaslonce
Belgium
- French version: soleilmalin
- Dutch version: veiligindezon

Slovak republic
Public Health Office of the Slovak Republic

Austria
Federal Ministry for Health, Family and Youth
Germany
Haut.de
Spain
El sol
Czech Republic
Ministry of Health
Slovenia
Ministry of Health
Hungary
Napsugarzas.hu