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Do brand name sun tan lotions, ranging from spf 8 to 100, typically rule out ultraviolet a and b rays when one is in the sun?

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Dr. Marshall Seligmann
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Sunscreen: It depends on the specific product, so make sure to read the packaging. Spf less than 15 is not recommended, as it does not provide adequate protection. Ideally, spf 30 or above should be used; although it should be noted that spf beyond 50 does not generally provide any additional protection.

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