Does chronic sunscreen use reduce vitamin D production to insufficient levels?

  title={Does chronic sunscreen use reduce vitamin D production to insufficient levels?},
  author={M. Norval and H. C. Wulf},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  • M. Norval, H. C. Wulf
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Dermatology
  • Exposure to ultraviolet B radiation in sunlight provides the mechanism for more than 90% of the vitamin D production in most individuals. Concern has been expressed in recent years that the widespread use of sunscreens, particularly those with high sun protection factors, may lead to a significant decrease in solar‐induced previtamin D3 in the skin, resulting in a vitamin D level which is considered insufficient for protection against a wide range of diseases. In this article the published… CONTINUE READING
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