Navigation Links
Repelling the rays: New American Chemical Society video on sunscreens
Date:6/19/2012

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 Just in time for the first day of summer tomorrow, the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Bytesize Science video series is offering a new episode on the chemistry of the sunscreen products that millions of people will slather on their skin during the warm months ahead. The video, produced by the ACS Office of Public Affairs, is available at www.BytesizeScience.com.

The video explains that sun exposure can lead not only to sunburn and skin cancer, but premature aging that leaves the skin crinkled and wrinkled with unsightly "age spots." Fortunately, using sunscreen properly can help protect the skin all summer long. Unfortunately, only 1 out of 3 people use sunscreen regularly, according to a 2012 study in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, as pointed out in the video.

It explains what happens to the sun's harmful UV rays after people apply sunscreen, and offers pointers on shopping for sunscreen products. For example, look for a three-letter acronym: SPF, or sun protection factor. This number tells how much protection from UV-B rays you get from the sunscreen. For example, an SPF 15 sunscreen delays the onset of a sunburn 15 times longer than no sunscreen at all.


'/>"/>
Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Screening for breast cancer without X-rays: Lasers and sound merge in promising diagnostic technique
2. Clinical news alert from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
3. American College of Cardiology cites new USF Simulation Center for Training Excellence
4. Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
5. Young Americans Need to Cut Calorie Intake: Study
6. Hutchinson Center president elected to American Academy of Art and Sciences
7. Can weight loss help African-American breast cancer survivors?
8. Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll
9. One-third of adult Americans with arthritis battle anxiety or depression
10. Equal access to care helps close survival gap for young African-American cancer patients
11. Systemic sclerosis complications more severe in African Americans than Caucasians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... showing greater than 50% lower incidence rate of type 2 diabetes in the ... averages. ”It is time to make a change in public health,” states Carole ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 ... ... at RowdMap, Inc., will be speaking on how healthcare companies can use newly ... costs, manage the health of a population and intervene and capture the value ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... According to ... the U.S. require dental technicians to be certified or obtain continuing education. To ... created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform dentists and patients about ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... HealthSmart Holdings, Inc. announced ... with the tools and information to lower the costs, and increase the impact ... of providing employee healthcare benefits by as much as 22%:, + Price ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 06, 2016 , ... US Sports ... Coaching Conference (YUCC) . This event brings together top non-profit leaders, ultimate organizations, and ... and Girls Ultimate”. Valerio Iani, Bay Area Disc Program Director of Youth and Education, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... Feb.8, 2016 Aesthetic Devices - Medical Devices ... sector report, "Aesthetic Devices - Medical Devices Pipeline Assessment, ... pipeline stage. This report is prepared ... research by GlobalData,s team of industry experts. *Note: ... altered based on the availability and relevance of data ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 2016  Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ) ... quarter and year-end 2015 results after the Nasdaq market ... host a live conference call and webcast to discuss ... afternoon, February 11, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time ... --> http://www.neurocrine.com . --> Participants can ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... --  GS1 US will hold a series of ... Standards implementation to address the requirements of the U.S. ... rule. Scott Brown , director of ... director industry development, medical devices, GS1 US; and ... --> Scott Brown , director of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: