Sun Safety Products Essay by Heater

Sun Safety Products
A discussion about sun safety factors in sunscreen products.
# 61695 | 1,304 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 21, 2005 in Environmental Studies (General) , Chemistry (General)

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This paper begins by providing a background on UV radiation. It then explains what the UV index is and why it is an important factor in determining the level of protection against the harmful sun-rays. Active ingredients in sunscreen products are explained and discussed. The paper concludes with a comparison of sunscreen products and a recommendation for the most effective one.

From the Paper:

"It's important to check the active ingredients in sunscreens because the active ingredients are what tell you if it covers the entire UVA and/or UVB bands (9). The active ingredient doesn't have anything to do with the SPF rating of the sunscreen, the SPF rating is mainly used to tell you how long you can stay in the sun(9), the higher the number, the longer you can stay protected, although it doesn't make you immune to the sun, you still need to re-apply every few hours. The Sun Essentials article mentions that you multiply the number of minutes you can be in the sun before you turn pink by the number of the SPF you get the total minutes you are covered by the sunscreen(9). The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) doesn't tell you what UV bands it covers, you still need to use a product that contains Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, or avobenzone, which are the only products that cover the entire UVA spectrum and are also the only ones approved for use in the US (9.)"

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