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Personal protection: The way forward

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Brian Diffey


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The perceived need For sunscreens with ever-increasing sun protection factors is unnecessary and leads to more confusion than clarity. Year-round sun protection achieved by the inclusion of ultraviolet (UV) filters in skin care products intended for daily use is not indicated for people living in northern Europe and may, in fact, be potentially harmful. Future needs for sun protection are likely to be influenced more by global warming than ozone depletion, and by the rising trend for overseas holidays to sunny destinations.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Diffey B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Radiation Protection Dosimetry

Year: 2000

Volume: 91

Issue: 1-3

Pages: 293-296

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0144-8420

ISSN (electronic): 1742-3406

Publisher: Nuclear Technology