Far Too Few Use Sunscreen


May 28, 2013

Joseph Sobanko, MD's patients often ask him which sunscreen is best, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. That's especially true this time of year, when people are going outside and the sun's rays are at their brightest - and most damaging. Whether the patient is blond or dark, freckled or fair, the Penn Medicine skin-cancer specialist has the same answer: Whichever sunscreen you'll actually use. Far too few of us do, he says. Despite concerns that have been raised about potentially harmful chemicals in sunscreen, for Sobanko, an assistant professor of Dermatology, it comes down to this: "The most harmful thing in all of this is ultraviolet light, not any of the ingredients in the sunscreen."

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