Mass phenomenon in Europe with the generalization of summer vacations which were a consequence of social reforms introducing the concept of "paid vacations". This created a need for protection and opened a market for sunscreens.
This monograph is concerned with sun protection as a whole and is not just "another book on sunscreens". Nonetheless, in these days of general concern, it is important to learn about the efficiency of sunscreens. Several authors discuss how to reduce the number of impinging photons and explain why sunscreens seem to offer less protection than expected. Guidelines are given on how to use sunscreens in everyday life, which are expressed rigorously though clearly, for access to the common reader.
Our knowledge on the relationship between sun and humans is at the early stages of development. Industrial and commercial activities are concerned by the development of this k
The beneficial and harmful effects of solar radiation are all well described and documented, the chemical effects of UV rays have been analyzed, investigating all the phenomena inducing immune-depression photoaging carcinogenesis.
The completeness of the topics treated and of the references reported for each chapter makes Sun protection in man a real unique textbook for chemists, bio-chemists and dermatologists involved in photobiology and photomedicine.
Pharmacy, Chemistry and Medicine students who wants to enlarge their knowledge on photobiology and sciences dealing with skin photoprotection problems should read this excellent textbook. @source:Journal of Applied Cosmetology