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Print version ISSN 0365-0596
BALOGH, Tatiana Santana et al. Ultraviolet radiation protection: current available resources in photoprotection. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, pp. 732-742. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000400016.
Ultraviolet radiation can damage the DNA, cause immunosuppression, chemical and histological alterations in the epidermis, early photoaging, cataracts and carcinogenesis, among others. Photoprotection prevents these and other harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Sunscreens, protective clothing, proper accessories and safe sun exposure are essential photoprotection tools. The main forms of photoprotection are presented and discussed in this article, including sunscreens containing organic and inorganic filters, the assessment of their efficacy and current developments on the topic
Keywords : Protection; Radiation protection; Solar radiation; Sunscreening agents; Ultraviolet filters.