Sunscreens inadequately protect against ultraviolet-A-induced free radicals in skin: implications for skin aging and melanoma?

@article{Haywood2003SunscreensIP,
  title={Sunscreens inadequately protect against ultraviolet-A-induced free radicals in skin: implications for skin aging and melanoma?},
  author={Rachel M Haywood and Peter Wardman and Roy Sanders and Claire Linge},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={862-8}
}
Sunscreens are employed to mitigate the adverse effects of sunlight on skin but are primarily designed to prevent ultraviolet-B-associated burning and damage. The increasingly recognized role of ultraviolet A in aging, and possibly melanoma, highlights the need to include ultraviolet A screens; however, validation remains difficult. We have used a novel method to establish the efficacy of sunscreens, by measuring ultraviolet-A-induced free-radical production (thought to contribute towards… CONTINUE READING

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