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Apply liberally: challenging sunscreen misconceptions

A review of the latest Sun Protection Conference in London explores whether certain conventional views about sunscreen are misplaced

Summit Events’ regular Sun Protection Conference dates back to 1995, during which time the science of sun care has changed dramatically and yet some of the major challenges remain strikingly the same – not least when it comes to mistaken perceptions outside the industry. This issue was highlighted by several speakers at the latest iteration, which took place in London in November 2021.

When he spoke at the first conference in the series, said Professor Brian Diffey of Newcastle University’s Dermatology Department, conventional views were that UVB intensity declines from a noontime apex but UVA intensity remains constant throughout the day, and that the level of UVA reaching the surface of the Earth is basically similar in summer and winter.

“Absurd nonsense”

Even at that time, it was known that these views were incorrect, yet they continue to be restated over and over again. In 2018, the Skin Cancer Foundat

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