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Sunscreens : Is Looking at Sun Protection Factor Enough ?

@inproceedings{2001SunscreensI,
  title={Sunscreens : Is Looking at Sun Protection Factor Enough ?},
  author={},
  year={2001}
}
  • Published 2001
  • Physics
The sun protection factor (SPF) has widely been used to evaluate the protective value of sunscreens. However, SPF only reflects the effectiveness of the sunscreen to protect against acute sunburn which is mainly due to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. The deleterious effects of UVB are well known and UVB was believed in the past to be the spectrum responsible for the damages arising from ultraviolet radiation (UVR). However, there has been increasing evidence pointing to the photocarcinogenicity… 

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