Sunscreens: Properties, Role in Skin Cancer Prevention and Health Effects


Sean Henry Sharp (Editor)

Series: Dermatology – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED017000

The skin is composed of three layers of differentiated tissues. The most external layer is the epidermis, followed by the dermis and the hypodermis, which is the most internal layer of the skin. The increasing incidence of skin cancer has led international health authorities to recommend protection measures to prevent the harmful effects of skin exposure to UV-radiation. Such measures include avoidance of sun exposure, especially at times when disease-inducing wavelengths are more intense, wearing protective clothing and use of topical sunscreens. This book discusses the various properties of sunscreens, the role sunscreens play in skin cancer, and other health effects for individuals using sunscreens. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Metabolomic Assessment of Sunscreen Efficacy
(Manpreet Randhawa, Michael D. Southall, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Skillman, NJ, USA)

The History and Evolution of Sunscreen
(Mary Laschinger, Anna H. Chacon, University of Maryland Medical Center, Dept. of Dermatology, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Psychology Behind the use of Sunscreens, Tanning and Skin Cancer Prevention
(Katlein França, Volunteer Faculty- Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA)

The Role of Antioxidants in Sunscreens: The Case of Melatonin
(Ana Flo Sierra, Víctor Flo Sierra, Ana Cristina Calpena Campmany, and Beatriz Clares Naveros, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology Department. Faculty of Pharmacy. University of Barcelona, Spain, and others)

UV Filters, their Degradation Reactions and Eco-toxicological Effects
(Albano Joel M. Santos and Joaquim C. G. Esteves da Silva, Centro de Investigação em Química da Universidade do Porto (CIQ-UP), Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal)

Assessment of Sunscreen Safety by Skin Permeation Studies: An Update
(Montenegro Lucia, Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy)

UV Protection by Woolen Fabric Dyed with Natural Dyestuff
(Ana Sutlović, Anita Tarbuk, Ana Marija Grancarić, Đurđica Parac-Osterman, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology, Zagreb, Croatia)

Light Conversion for UV Protection by Textile Finishing and Care
(Tihana Dekanić, Anita Tarbuk, Tanja Pušić, Ana Marija Grancarić and Ivo Soljačić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology,
Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology, Zagreb, Croatia)

The Potential of Mycosporine-like Amino Acids as UV-Sunscreens
(Rajesh P. Rastogi, Ravi R Sonani, Datta Madamwar, and Aran Incharoensakdi, BRD School of Biosciences, Vadtal Road, Satellite Campus, Sardar Patel University, Anand, Gujarat, India, and others)


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