A risk-benefit analysis of ultraviolet filters in sunscreen products

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Popular science summary

What are the benefits and risks of using sunscreens? The incidence of skin cancer have
increased over the last decades, especially in the Nordic countries. The usage of sunscreens lowers the UV dose that could damage our skin. However there are poor studies in this field, due to ethical considerations. Although, the studies available suggest protection towards several mechanisms involved in the development of skin cancer. UV filters are chemical or physical molecules found in sunscreen products which lowers the UV dose penetrating the skin. BP-3 is a UV filter which has been used for over 40 years. And there are indications that this UV-filter could pose a risk to human health by causing allergic reactions and reproductive toxicity. Due to poor kinetic data it is difficult to conclude the risk for the general population. However, since the incidence of skin cancer is increasing, sunscreens should be used when exposed to sun since the evidence of protection by sunscreens is strong. These should be used in a combination with other recommended “sun-advise” by the Cancer Foundation in Sweden.

Fareda Khalil, toxikolog och författare till examensarbetet tillsammans med Pär Svahnberg, doktor i organisk kemi och Faredas handledare.

Fareda Khalil, toxikolog och författare till examensarbetet tillsammans med Pär Svahnberg, doktor i organisk kemi och Faredas handledare.