Café Scientifique: Sunscreens, Melanin and Vitamin D

Tuesday 18th June 2024 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Location/Venue: Kennaway House, Sidmouth EX10 8NG

The next Cafe Scientifique will take place on Tuesday 18th June 2024 at 3.00pm when Antony R Young PhD will give a talk entitled Sunscreens, melanin and vitamin D

Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun is the main source of vitamin D. It’s often stated that sunscreens prevent the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin, but research has shown that sunscreen use still allows good vitamin D production.  People with heavily pigmented skins tend to have poor vitamin D status but melanin only has a small inhibitory effect on vitamin D production. Poor vitamin D status may be due to sun avoidance. 

Antony Young is a photobiologist who has researched the benefits and adverse effects of solar UVR on human health

This event will be live at the Cellar Bar at Kennaway House, Coburg Road EX10 8NG. You will be expected to pay £2.50 entrance which includes a hot drink. (Or pay £2.50 for a hot drink and then come in free!) Please come prepared.

Everyone welcome.