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A Handful of Sunscreen for Whole-Body Application

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Heerfordt, IM, Philipsen, PA & Wulf, HC 2020, A Handful of Sunscreen for Whole-Body Application. in J Reichrat (ed.), Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 3rd edition edn, vol. 1268, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, pp. 381-385. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46227-7_19

APA

Heerfordt, I. M., Philipsen, P. A., & Wulf, H. C. (2020). A Handful of Sunscreen for Whole-Body Application. In J. Reichrat (Ed.), Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (3rd edition ed., Vol. 1268, pp. 381-385). Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46227-7_19

CBE

Heerfordt IM, Philipsen PA, Wulf HC. 2020. A Handful of Sunscreen for Whole-Body Application. Reichrat J, editor. In Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 3rd edition ed. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. pp. 381-385. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46227-7_19

MLA

Heerfordt, Ida M, Peter A Philipsen, and Hans Christian Wulf "A Handful of Sunscreen for Whole-Body Application". Reichrat , Jörg (ed.). Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 3rd edition udg., Springer Nature Switzerland AG. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology). 2020, 381-385. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46227-7_19

Vancouver

Heerfordt IM, Philipsen PA, Wulf HC. A Handful of Sunscreen for Whole-Body Application. In Reichrat J, editor, Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 3rd edition ed. Vol. 1268. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 2020. p. 381-385. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46227-7_19

Author

Heerfordt, Ida M ; Philipsen, Peter A ; Wulf, Hans Christian. / A Handful of Sunscreen for Whole-Body Application. Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. editor / Jörg Reichrat . Vol. 1268 3rd edition. ed. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020. pp. 381-385 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology).

Bibtex

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abstract = "BACKGROUND: The rule of thumb {"}Fill up a handful of sunscreen and spread it all over your body{"} has been used in several sun safety campaigns. The intention was to increase the applied sunscreen to obtain a quantity of 2 mg/cm2 to all accessible skin. The present study is the first to investigate how this advice works in practice, evaluated by quantity of sunscreen applied and amount of covered skin.METHODS: Seventeen volunteers wearing swimwear were asked to {"}Fill up a handful and spread it all over your body.{"} Before and after sunscreen application, the volunteers were photographed in black light. As sunscreen absorbs black light, the darkness of the skin increases with increasing amounts of applied sunscreen, making it possible to identify skin left without coverage. The sunscreen container was weighed before and after to quantify the amount of sunscreen applied.RESULTS: A median of 21% of the accessible skin was left completely without coverage. The 79% covered area was covered with a median of 1.12 mg/cm2, not the expected 2 mg/cm2.CONCLUSION: In practice, the advice {"}Fill up a handful of sunscreen and spread it all over your body{"} led to a better but still modest protection, compared to the intended effect.",
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