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Sunscreens safety: All you need to know

Sunscreens safety: All you need to know

Sunscreens reduces the risk of developing skin cancer by blocking solar radiation Calgary [Canada]: From safety and effectiveness to who should use sunscreen and how to apply it, Canadian dermatologists review the latest evidence and guidelines on the use of sun cream. The review, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), recommends that everyone older than six months of age should use sunscreen to protect against skin cancer. Most skin cancers develop because of long-term sun exposure. Sun blocking cream reduces the risk of developing skin cancer by blocking solar radiation through chemical or physical sunscreen filters such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. “Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is directly harmful and has been associated with the development of skin cancers, which are common in Canada. High-quality evidence has shown that sunscreen reduces the risk of developing both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer,” writes Dr.Megan Sander, a dermatologist and clinical lecturer at the Cumming School…
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