Category Archives: Consumer Information

How to Safely Use Nail Care Products

Love manicures and pedicures? The cosmetic products you use, along with lamps that dry (or ‘cure’) gel nail polishes and artificial nails, are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Here’s what to know about these products to avoid injury or bad reactions and stay safe.

Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is continuing to evaluate sunscreen products to help protect consumers from sunburn. Because certain sunscreens can help prevent skin cancer caused by the sun when used as directed with other sun protection measures, it’s important to know how to use them properly. Also learn about other ways to protect yourself from sun damage.

What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump

Breast pumps are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They can be used to extract milk, maintain or increase a woman’s milk supply, and relieve engorged breasts (among other indications). But, to protect mothers and their babies, there are important safety considerations to know before using one.

HIV and Hepatitis: Know Your Status and Learn About the FDA’s Role

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to reduce health disparities among people of different ethnic and racial groups. The agency’s Office of Minority Health is now focusing efforts on educating people about HIV and hepatitis. Here’s what to know about testing, treatment, and the FDA’s role.