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Dermatol Clin. 2000 Oct;18(4):577-90.

Modern approaches to photoprotection.

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Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.


UV light reacts with skin to produce undesirable changes, including photoaging and skin cancer. Sunscreen strategies are useful for protection against UV-B and short-wave UV-A, but complete protection against long-wave UV-A has not been achieved. Because UV-A is especially efficient at generating reactive oxygen species, it is being recognized increasingly as an important cause of photoaging and skin cancer.

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