Can sunscreens legally claim to be waterproof?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
According to guidelines introduced in 2011 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), sunscreens cannot claim to be waterproof as of June 2012. Instead, sunscreens must indicate the number of minutes the product resists water as measured by standardized lab tests.

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