This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Beachfront interviews with 64 participants demonstrate "several factors" that suggest sunburn is not due to sunscreen failure, but rather failure to use sunscreen properly and to reapply it after swimming, Mandy Wright, et al., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, report in May Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Sunscreen manufacturers could "potentially improve product effectiveness by designing packaging or dispensers that would permit users to better judge the amount of sunscreen applied and by suggesting the amount...needed for adequate protection on their labels, possibly based on a height and weight table," researchers conclude
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