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Article
January 7, 1974

Photosensitizers

JAMA. 1974;227(1):77. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230140047021

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Abstract

To the Editor.—  Much of the incidence of photosensitivity is due to an antigen-antibody reaction mediated by the sun. It seems only reasonable to me that purchasers of suntan lotions or sun blocks become captive consumers.Dr. Alexander Fisher states that vacationers are captive users of soap containing halogenated salicylanilides supplied by the hotels. I believe that all sunscreen lotions and sun blocks should not contain perfumes that might be responsible for photosensitivity in the heliophiles.

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