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Plastic Materials for Ultraviolet Protection

Plastic Materials for Ultraviolet Protection Abstract Photosensitivity is being recognized increasingly as an important factor in skin disease. Not only do photoallergic reactions occur without specific known etiology, but phototoxic and photoallergic reactions can be induced by many of the drugs which are being introduced into medical practice. Practical means of environmental control for protecting the patient from the ultraviolet or visible radiation to which he is sensitive is becoming increasingly important. Merely telling a patient to stay out of the sun and to avoid fluorescent lamps may produce an unnecessary degree of disability which can be avoided by paying attention to the spectral composition of the light which produces his disease and manipulating the environment appropriately. This paper discusses plastic filter materials which can be used to protect light-sensitive patients. In the past those individuals sensitive only to wavelengths shorter than 3,200 A. could be protected by window glass. However, the protection of individuals sensitive References 1. "Uvinuls" is the trade name of a series of benzophenone compounds marketed by Antara Chemical Company, a division of General Aniline and Film Company. Mr. C. H. Edgar, Jr., of the Celanese Corporation of America supplied Uvinuls in cellulose acetate. 2. Samples of window shade materials were supplied by Transplastic Shade Company of 6614 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, through Window Products, Inc., of Portland, Ore. 3. Some of the "Mylar" was provided by the Film Department of the Dupont Company. 4. "Saran Wrap" is a trademark of the Dow Chemical Company. 5. Knox, S. M.; Guin, J., and Cockerell, E. G.: Benzophenones: Ultraviolet Light Absorbing Agents , J. Invest. Derm. 29:435, 1957.Crossref 6. Knox, J. M.: Personal communication to the author, May 12, 1958. 7. Birmingham, D. J.: Phototoxic Bullae Among Celery Harvesters , Arch. Derm. 83:73-87, 1961.Crossref 8. Stegmaier, O. C.: The Use of Methoxsalen in Sun tanning , J. Invest. Derm. 32:345-349, 1959.Crossref 9. Shaw, J.: Personal communication to the author. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Plastic Materials for Ultraviolet Protection

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 84 (3) – Sep 1, 1961

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1961 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1961.01580150038006
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Abstract

Abstract Photosensitivity is being recognized increasingly as an important factor in skin disease. Not only do photoallergic reactions occur without specific known etiology, but phototoxic and photoallergic reactions can be induced by many of the drugs which are being introduced into medical practice. Practical means of environmental control for protecting the patient from the ultraviolet or visible radiation to which he is sensitive is becoming increasingly important. Merely telling a patient to stay out of the sun and to avoid fluorescent lamps may produce an unnecessary degree of disability which can be avoided by paying attention to the spectral composition of the light which produces his disease and manipulating the environment appropriately. This paper discusses plastic filter materials which can be used to protect light-sensitive patients. In the past those individuals sensitive only to wavelengths shorter than 3,200 A. could be protected by window glass. However, the protection of individuals sensitive References 1. "Uvinuls" is the trade name of a series of benzophenone compounds marketed by Antara Chemical Company, a division of General Aniline and Film Company. Mr. C. H. Edgar, Jr., of the Celanese Corporation of America supplied Uvinuls in cellulose acetate. 2. Samples of window shade materials were supplied by Transplastic Shade Company of 6614 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, through Window Products, Inc., of Portland, Ore. 3. Some of the "Mylar" was provided by the Film Department of the Dupont Company. 4. "Saran Wrap" is a trademark of the Dow Chemical Company. 5. Knox, S. M.; Guin, J., and Cockerell, E. G.: Benzophenones: Ultraviolet Light Absorbing Agents , J. Invest. Derm. 29:435, 1957.Crossref 6. Knox, J. M.: Personal communication to the author, May 12, 1958. 7. Birmingham, D. J.: Phototoxic Bullae Among Celery Harvesters , Arch. Derm. 83:73-87, 1961.Crossref 8. Stegmaier, O. C.: The Use of Methoxsalen in Sun tanning , J. Invest. Derm. 32:345-349, 1959.Crossref 9. Shaw, J.: Personal communication to the author.

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1961

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