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Cancer Society defends sunscreen after negative test results

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 8:52PM
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Cancer Society defends sunscreen after negative test results

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 8:52PM

A batch of sunscreen has been recalled after it failed to meet Consumer New Zealand testing.

But the Cancer Society says its Everyday Very High Protection Sun Lotion SPF-50 passed independent, overseas testing.

Consumer NZ says it only had a sun protection level of SPF-30.

Cancer Society chief executive Mike Kernaghan says they've pulled the product as a proactive measure, and will re-test it.

"Our sunscreen is manufactured in Australia where it is treated as a medicine, so there are very rigorous protocols around the manufacture of medicine."

He says their products met the S-P-F levels in independent testing.

"We don't have concerns about their testing methods. What we have concerns about are we have two different labs showing vastly different results."

 

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