IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 5



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This authoritative illustrated book gives the evaluations on cancer-preventive activity of topical use of sunscreens, as well as recommendations to skin cancer prevention. Prepared by an expert group from 10 countries, it provides an international consensus on the use of sunscreens. The volume describes the efficacy of the use of sunscreens in skin cancer prevention, as well as the reported unwanted side-effects of such use and gives recommendations for further research, and public health related recommendations.

Cover Page
Contents, List of participants, Preamble, General Remarks
Chapter 1. Sun, skin and cancer prevention
Chapter 2. Chemical and physical characteristics of sunscreen constituents
Chapter 3. Human use of sunscreens
Chapter 4. Metabolism of sunscreens in various species
Chapter 5. Cancer-preventive effects of sunscreens
Chapter 6. Other beneficial effects of sunscreens
Chapter 7. Carcinogenicity
Chapter 8. Toxic effects
Chapter 9. Summary of data
Chapter 10. Recommendations
Chapter 11. Evaluation
Appendix 1 & Appendix 2