Skin cancer is an epidemic in America and mainly caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV). Studies suggest that solar UV forecasts fail to reach a wide audience. People may also be unaware that the weather is not a reliable UV indicator, with seasonality, time of day, latitude, and altitude being more trusted guides.
As time moves on and research reveals more about how we can protect ourselves from solar damage, the tools in our photoprotective arsenal continue to grow. This includes our knowledge of how to identify changes to our skin as well as the evolving sophistication of clothes and how they can protect us.
Kitesurfers have been embracing the breeze since the 1970s, but this ocean pastime soared to the heights of competitive sport a little over a decade ago. The authors of this research aimed to identify kitesurfers’ habits and knowledge regarding sun safety.
An overview of the current research around photoprotection and the implications for healthcare providers. This article was written by a panel of dermatologists and photobiologists.
Until now, research has focussed on UV radiation. This review set out to summarise the growing body of research on Visible Light and how it interacts with human skin.