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Good Day Sunshine
Misc. Health Issues
"Here comes the sun -- the source of light, warmth, vitamin D and cancer-causing rays. Luckily, there are products to protect you. Let's take a look at the basic facts and some of the controversies of sunscreen."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The terms "sunscreen", "sunblock" and "suntan lotion" are often used interchangeably. Which term is an inaccurate description of what the product does?
They are all the same
Sunscreens provide protection against UVB rays, but what other rays are now being targeted?
In the United States, sunscreens are classified based on their SPF. What does the term "SPF" mean?
Solar Positioning Factor
Sun Protection Factor
Sole Prevention Factor
Safe Partying Factor
Although a wide range of SPF levels are available, why do most highly-touted natural sunscreens not exceed 30 SPF?
Natural ingredients will turn skin green at higher SPF levels.
Natural ingredients combust at higher concentrations.
Higher SPF levels are not significantly more effective.
The technology isn't yet available to produce them.
What widely-used chemical in sunscreen products is maligned for its side effects?
This inorganic compound is very effective at absorbing harmful rays, but its chalky appearance on skin makes it unpopular with some users. Which substance is it?
This naturally-occurring compound is one of the most popular ingredients in sunscreens, not only because of its effectiveness at reflecting UVB rays but also because it doesn't aggravate sensitive skin. Which substance is it?
White clothing is popular in warm climates because it reflects sunlight, but why is it not effective as a sunscreen?
It causes allergic reactions to sunscreen.
No one wears clothing at the beach.
It has a very low SPF.
It attracts UVC rays.
Some sources advise against using sunscreen because cases of skin cancer have actually increased since sunscreens were first introduced. What other issue has been raised against sunscreen?
It causes spontaneous combustion.
It causes impetigo.
It causes thiamin deficiency.
It causes vitamin D deficiency.
The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit group in the United States, conducted a comprehensive study of sunscreens and found what surprising fact?
Many are only made of shortening.
Many contain hazardous chemicals.
Many contain animal byproducts.
Many don't contain UVB protection.
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