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Do all sunscreens protect against UV (ultraviolet) rays?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There are two kinds of ultraviolet or UV rays, UVA and UVB, which can cause sunburn and skin damage. Not all sunscreens protect against both. The animation shows more on protection from these rays.


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