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Sunscreen SPF Explained - Speaking of Chemistry Ep.5

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Published on Jul 17, 2014

Summertime means slathering on sunscreen, but are all the new sky-high SPF labels that much better at protecting you? Chemical & Engineering News Senior Editor Carmen Drahl and Associate Editor Sophia Cai explain the chemistry behind SPF, so you don't get burned.

More reading:
J. Chem. Educ., 1998, 75 (6), p 757
DOI: 10.1021/ed075p757
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/e...

Sunscreen-The Burning Facts-EPA
http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/doc/sunscr...

What's That Stuff? Sunscreens
http://pubs.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/stu...

Sunscreen Delays ($)
http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i19/Su...

Lawmakers Want FDA To Act On Sunscreens ($)
http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i22/La...

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