Category Archives: sunscreen

Sunbed ban may prevent the commonest skin cancer (BCC) risk in patients under 40…






The UK’s Daily Mail (Jan 1, 2012 by Ellis) reported, “A quarter of cases of the most common form of skin cancer in the under-40s could be prevented if sunbeds were banned, research suggests.” Researchers found that “indoor tanning significantly … Continue reading

Posted in BCC (basal cell carcinoma), cancer, sunscreen | Leave a comment

Ultraviolet radiation emitted by tanning beds causes DNA mutations…






In 2009, the World Health Organization declared tanning beds to be carcinogens (JW Dermatol Jul 30 2009), based largely on epidemiologic evidence. The tanning bed industry countered, using marketing practices remarkably like those employed by tobacco manufacturers (J Am Acad … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, sunscreen | Leave a comment

Solarium and skin cancer risk quantified…






The Los Angeles Times (October 26, Khan) “Booster Shots” blog reports that “the more you use a tanning bed, the higher your risk of deadly skin cancers, according to research presented at” the AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, sunscreen | Leave a comment

Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in young women…






Melanoma Most Common Form Of Cancer In Young Women. The Chicago Tribune (Aug 24, Berger) reports that melanoma incidents “have increased for at least 30 years, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, and the rate among white women aged 15 to … Continue reading

Posted in melanoma, sunscreen | Leave a comment

Photoprotection for infants and children…






The skin’s barrier protection is not fully developed in the first years of life, and UV-induced skin changes begin early. Recommendations for photoprotection are part of clinical practice. This is particularly important for infants and young children, and special issues … Continue reading

Posted in sunscreen | Leave a comment

Sunscreens alone cannot prevent skin cancer…






“The Chart” blog reported that, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), “sunscreens alone cannot prevent cancer,” a message the group drives home in its latest sunscreen report, encouraging people to stay in the shade, don clothing protective of the sun, … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, sunscreen | Leave a comment