FDA Re-Opens Comment Period on Environmental Impacts of Certain Sunscreens

The FDA has reopened the public comment period through September 23, 2021, on the environmental impacts of oxybenzone and octinoxate––ingredients found in some over-the-counter sunscreens that have been banned in Hawaii due to evidence of harm to coral reefs and other marine life. Public comments will assist the agency in the preparation of its Environmental Impact Statement and determinations about the future availability and labeling for sunscreens that contain these ingredients.