Update on Sunscreens

R. Bissonnette, MD, FRCPC

Disclosures

Skin Therapy Letter. 2008;13(6):5-7. 

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Conclusion

Many sunscreens now offer very good broad-spectrum protection in both the UVA and UVB ranges. In many countries, changes in labeling guidelines will make it easier for consumers and physicians to evaluate the level of UVA protection afforded by sunscreens. However, further research is needed in many areas including the role of visible light, the risks of systemic absorption of sunscreen agents, and the role of vitamin D and sun exposure in preventing cancers and other diseases.

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