Experts warn against reliance on sunscreen - Telegraph
"Using sunscreen is no substitute for covering up, doctors warned yesterday.
Protective clothing and hats are the still the best way to guard against skin cancer and the ageing effects of the sun, said experts writing in The Lancet medical journal.
Dr Stephan Lautenschlager, a skin specialist at Triemli Hospital in Zurich, and his colleagues carried out a review of sun protection strategies around the world.
They concluded: "Wearing sunprotective clothes and a hat and reducing sun exposure to a minimum should be preferred to sunscreens. Often this solution is deemed to be unacceptable and sunscreens could become the predominant mode of sun protection.
"Nevertheless, sunscreens should not be abused in an attempt to increase time in the sun."
Sunscreens had been shown to protect against sunburn and less serious forms of skin cancer, said the experts. However, there was no conclusive proof that they prevented the potentially deadly melanoma skin cancer.
The condition affects more than 8,100 men and women in Britain each year and causes almost 2,000 deaths."
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