Traduction en anglais : Sunscreens for primary prevention of malignant melanoma.
The use of sunscreens is regarded as protective behaviour against the development of malignant melanoma by the public.
A meta-analysis on the importance of the application of sunscreens for primary prevention of malignant melanoma of the skin on the basis of all published case-control studies, however, implies that neither a quantitative nor a qualitative statement concerning the protective or detrimental effect of these agents is possible.
This article discusses in detail the discrepancies between the studies leading to this decision.
Furthermore, the paper deals with hypotheses for explaining these results.
We conclude on the basis of the available epidemiologic studies that public health efforts should not emphasize the use of sunscreens for primary prevention of malignant melanoma.
The necessary reduction of UV-radiation should be preferably ensured by staying in the shade and by wearing textile sun protection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Prévention, Produit antisolaire, Cosmétique, Epidémiologie, Comportement, Allemagne, Europe, Protection, Information, Politique sanitaire, Homme, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Prevention, Sunscreen product, Cosmetic, Epidemiology, Behavior, Germany, Europe, Protection, Information, Health policy, Human, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0391315
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 25/01/1999.