Imagine the day when we know what the cure for cancer is, but the ingredient is not approved for public use in the states for another 10 years. That's what has been happening with preventive measures until now. The Senate just passed a bill that could make better sunscreens to protect your family from harmful UVA rays, which cause skin cancer.

Alexandra Sifferlin from TIME reports, "The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to respond to current pending sunscreen ingredients within a shorter period of time." In the US, sunscreen ingredients are categorized with drugs, which follow a different process of approval than cosmetics. So new ingredients take longer to regulate, delaying the creation of the most effective product. However, this new bill forces the FDA to respond to a proposed ingredient within a year and a half!