Navigation Links
Sunscreen Lotions Offering High Protection May Be Better Than Usual Sunscreens

People going outdoors wearing high protection sunscreen lotions may be better protected than people wearing normal sunscreen lotions. Archives of Dermatology published the research report in the topic // .

Sun exposure is the most important environmental factor involved in the development of skin cancer, says the background information in the article. Although daily sunscreen use has been shown to prevent squamous cell skin carcinoma, some believe that higher protection by stronger sunscreens may encourage more time in the sun by delaying warning signs such as sunburn, giving one a false sense of safety.

Researchers from the H?pital Saint Louis, Paris, had conducted a weeklong, randomized, controlled trial during the summer of 2001 to determine the effect of sunscreen protection on sun-exposure behavior. Three hundred sixty-seven vacationers from four French seaside resorts were given one of three sunscreens: SPF 40 labeled as “high protection,” SPF 40 labeled as “basic protection,” and SPF 12 labeled as “basic protection.” No mention of actual SPF was made on the labels. Participants were given an initial questionnaire about general sun-exposure behavior and completed self-administered questionnaires each evening, detailing their sun exposure and protection for every half-hour period during the day. Eighty percent of the participants were women, with an average age of 39 years.

The researchers found that neither SPF nor labeling was associated with significantly different durations of sunbathing during the week. Average weekly sun-exposure time was 14.2 hours in the high/SPF 40 group, 12.9 hours in the basic/40 group, and 14.6 hours in the basic/12 group. Ninety-six percent (343) of the vacationers said they’d used the sunscreen at least once, with 77 percent (276) saying they used it exclusively. The proportion of those who experienced sunburn during the week was higher in the low-SPF group (24 percent) than the high-SPF group with the same label (14 percent). In total, 63 participants experienced sunburn, with six of them having severe sunburn.

The findings do not support the hypothesis that a higher SPF induces a higher exposure by delaying the alarm signs or the hypothesis that mentioning ‘high protection’ on the label may induce longer exposure by giving an impression of safety. The study logically confirms that the use of higher-SPF sunscreens does reduce the number of sunburns in real life. The results also suggest that people tend to self-regulate their sun protection with sunscreens, by inversely adapting the amount of sunscreen to the SPF, at least when sunscreens are freely delivered.

Source: Newswise


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Use Of Sunscreen In Childhood And Prevents Future Skin Cancer
2. People Still Neglect To Use Sunscreen In Spite Of Cancer Warnings
3. Lawsuit Against Sunscreen Makers For False Claims of Protection Against Skin Cancer
4. Lifting The Screen off Misleading Sunscreen labels
5. Use of Nanoparticles in Sunscreen under Scrutiny
6. How Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
7. Sunscreen Blocking UVA Radiation Receives Federal Approval
8. Improper Usage Of Sunscreen Can Harm Skin
9. Sunscreen creams – use them appropriately
10. More Sunscreen, Please
11. Sunscreen Covering Earth Becoming Thinner
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is ... vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds ... by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House ... most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of ... baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story ... the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation ... has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as ... disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the ... multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/27/2017)...  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy ... one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, ... list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To ... soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader ... to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader ... and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax ... of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided ... access to enabling technologies to the new precision ... lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: