Subject: What happens to the uv light energy absorbed by suntan lotions?
Date: Thu Jun 17 04:20:14 1999
Posted by Yvonne Buckley
Grade level: grad (science)
School: Imperial College
City: Ascot State/Province: Berkshire
Area of science: Chemistry
I am aware that some suntan lotions contain chemicals which
absorb uv light energy. Presumably this affects the
configuration of the chemical in some way and I was wondering
whether the energy is re-emitted from the chemical while still
in/on your skin or whether the lotion containing the energised
chemicals is just washed off the skin under normal circumstances.
Re: What happens to the uv light energy absorbed by suntan lotions?
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