CONSUMERS CONFUSED BY SPF TERMINOLOGY

There is an ongoing need for physicians to educate their patients about the need for protection against both UV-A and UV-B radiation in preventing skin cancer and sunburns, a 20015 study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine suggests:

“Despite the recent changes in labeling mandated by the US Food and Drug Administration, this survey study suggests that the terminology on sunscreen labels may still be confusing to consumers. Furthermore, consumers may hold misconceptions about the factors important in a sunscreen, including a common over-reliance on the SPF value”, according to the author, Roopal V. Kundu, MD, Department of Dermatology.


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