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Sunscreens: The Molecules and Their Photochemistry

  • Bice S. Martincigh
  • John M. Allen
  • Sandra K. Allen
Part of the Biotechnology Intelligence Unit book series (BIOIU)

Abstract

The alarming worldwide increase in skin cancer is a major cause of concern and the center of much research. In the USA alone one million new cases of skin cancer are reported each year, of which 10,000 cases ultimately lead to death.1 In countries like Australia and South Africa where the climate encourages the pursuit of outdoor activities, the incidence of skin cancer in the fair-skinned population is amongst the highest in the world.

Keywords

Solar Ultraviolet Radiation Physical Blocker Thymine Dime Singlet Molecular Oxygen Methyl Anthranilate 
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  • Bice S. Martincigh
  • John M. Allen
  • Sandra K. Allen

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