Calls for tougher sunscreen regulation
Calls are being made for mandatory & more regular testing of sunscreens, as Consumer NZ releases its full report into failing sun protection products. Unlike in Australia, sunscreens here are classified as cosmetics, not therapeutic goods, and the standard for testing is voluntary. That's despite New Zealand, having one of the world's highest rates of melanoma. As we gear-up for a hot summer, Kathryn Ryan talks to Consumer NZ's Belinda Castle and Tony Reeder who is the Co-Director of Otago University's Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit.