Sunscreens: Obtaining adequate photoprotection Journal Article


Authors: Burnett, M. E.; Hu, J. Y.; Wang, S. Q.
Article Title: Sunscreens: Obtaining adequate photoprotection
Abstract: Adequate photoprotection plays a paramount role in reducing the burden of both photoaging and photocarcinogenesis. The scope of photoprotective strategies employed by the public, from most to least effective, includes: sun avoidance, seeking shade, the use of protective clothing, and the application of sunscreen. Among these options, sunscreen use remains the strategy most frequently employed by the public - a reversal of the preferred order of photoprotection. Given this trend, it is clear why sunscreens invariably take center stage in any discussion regarding obtaining adequate photoprotection. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Keywords: squamous cell carcinoma; cancer incidence; ultraviolet radiation; dna damage; sunscreen; protective clothing; sun exposure; skin neoplasms; skin cancer; keratinocyte; carcinogenesis; confidence interval; skin surface; genome; ultraviolet a radiation; ultraviolet b radiation; ultraviolet rays; sunlight; sunscreening agents; sunburn; photoaging; skin aging; photosensitivity disorders; photoprotection; avobenzone; oxybenzone; zinc oxide; surfactant; bisoctrizole; ecamsule; octocrylene; sunscreens; triethanolamine salicylate; 3 (4 methylbenzylidene)camphor; amiloxate; bemotrizinol; cinoxate; dioxybenzone; ensulizole; homosalate; iscotrizinol; meradimate; octisalate; sulisobenzone; ultraviolet c radiation
Journal Title: Dermatologic Therapy
Volume: 25
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1396-0296
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell  
Date Published: 2012-05-01
Start Page: 244
End Page: 251
Language: English
DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2012.01503.x
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 22913442
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 1 October 2012" - "CODEN: DETHF" - "Source: Scopus"
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