May 11, 2017 medscape.com

Sunscreen or Sun Screen?

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Sunscreen use reduces the risk for nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancers, chronic actinic damage, and acute phototoxic reactions. [1] Nevertheless, many of those at risk for skin cancer—often influenced by professional and social media sources—are reluctant to apply sunscreen due to perceived but unsubstantiated health risks; these include paradoxical carcinogenicity, nanoparticle-induced skin and organ toxicity, vitamin D deficiency, and concerns about benzophenone-induced hormonal disruption.

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