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Pesticide News Story: Comments Sought on How to Regulate Repellent-Sunscreen Products

For Release: February 23, 2007

In a Federal Register notice published on February 22, 2007, EPA is seeking information to determine how insect repellent-sunscreen combination products should be regulated in order to complete the review described in the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) document for the insect repellent DEET. The Agency is considering issues such as labeling, product performance and applicable safety standards for all currently registered as well as any future insect repellent-sunscreen combination products. The sunscreen components of these products are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Concurrently, the FDA is also requesting information and comments on these products for which the FDA is considering rulemaking. Comments and information received by EPA and FDA will determine the way these products are to be regulated. Comments must be received on or before May 23, 2007. EPA’s Federal Register notice is available on our Web site at and includes information on how to submit comments.

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