FDA’s Lucky 13

FDA’s Lucky 13 and Why We Need the United States Federal Food and Drug Administration

Decorative Contact Lenses, Temporary Tattoos, Novelty Makeup, Food Safety and more…

This blog is less formal than usual-yet still provides key information and demonstrates “why” the United States public still needs the United States Federal Food and Drug Administration. Many in the United States celebrate Halloween in high fashion and FDA is right in step. FDA launched an informative website titled:

‘Lucky 13’ Tips for a Safe HalloweenThe information applies to products regulated in the personal care area, medical device arena, foods, novelty-makeup and color additives.http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm230283.htm

Decorative Contact Lenses— Decorative Contact Lenses: Is Your Vision Worth It? 

A word about decorative contact lenses and a link.  Here is what FDA recommends. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsuperUpdates/ucm275184.pdf 

Here is just a capsule of FDA recommendations.

Get an eye exam from a licensed eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist), even if you feel your vision is perfect.

Get a valid prescription that includes the brand name, lens measurements, and an expiration date. But don’t expect your eye doctor to prescribe anime, or circle, lenses. These bigger-than-normal lenses that give the wearer a wide-eyed, doll-like look have not been approved by FDA.

Buy the lenses from a seller that requires you to provide a prescription, whether you go in person or shop online.

Novelty Make-up-Think you have it covered.

Well think again and take a look at what FDA thinks.

 http://1.usa.gov/2XHDVa

Temporary Tattoos 

Temporary tattoos are not necessarily safe and are not necessarily regulated as strongly as one might assume. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm343932.htm

This capsule view succinctly demonstrates “the why” of FDA.

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