On March 14, 2013 members of the newly formed Public Access to SunScreens Coalition, or PASS Coalition, will hold a media conference call to introduce and kickoff their campaign to fight the growing skin cancer epidemic in the United States by ensuring Americans have access to the latest effective sunscreens.
PASS Coalition is a multi-stakeholder coalition of health organizations, sunscreen ingredient companies, dermatologists and concerned citizens who will work collaboratively with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the White House, Congress, health providers, consumer organizations and sunscreen manufacturers to establish a framework for approval of the next generation of ultra violet (UV) active filters for over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens.
According to a recent national survey, 85% of Americans use sunscreen in their daily life. Furthermore, 86% of citizens approve of creating a program that allows for the latest sunscreen products and technology in the United States.
The current membership of the PASS Coalition includes: The Skin Cancer Foundation; Prevent Cancer Foundation; Melanoma Research Foundation; Dr. Harry Fallick; Dr. Henry Lim; Dr. Nadim Shaath; Dr. Steven Wang; Beiersdorf; L'Oréal USA Products; Ashland Inc.; BASF Corporation; DeWolf Chemical; Fitz Chem Corporation; and McCullough & Associates.