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Sunscreen Photobiology: Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Aspects

  • Francis P. Gasparro

Part of the Biotechnology Intelligence Unit book series (BIOIU)

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About this book

Introduction

Sunscreens are universally recommended by dermatologists not only to prevent the immediate effects of overexposure to sunlight but also to prevent skin cancer. While the former goal is immediately evident, the latter remains an unproven hypothesis and is a topic of some controversy. Recent epidemiological studies suggesting a correlation between increased use of sunscreens over the past two decades and the rise in skin cancer have led to the question whether sunscreens applied to skin may be undergoing photoreactions, the effects of which are elaborated many years later. By addressing the key questions, this book advances the field of sunscreen photobiology and provides the reader with an unbiased perspective on this important field.

Keywords

Activation DNA Dermatologie Haut Hauterkrankungen UV-Strahlung cancer carcinogenesis chemistry dermatology photobiology prevention reaction skin cancer transgen

Editors and affiliations

  • Francis P. Gasparro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous BiologyThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-10135-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-10137-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10135-3
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