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Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2017 Mar 16;16(3):291-301. doi: 10.1039/c6pp00277c.

UVR: sun, lamps, pigmentation and vitamin D.

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Department of Dermatology, D92, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. catharina.margrethe.lerche@regionh.dk.

Abstract

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has important and significant consequences on human health. Recently, there has been renewed interest in the beneficial effects of UVR. This perspective gives an introduction to the solar spectrum, UV lamps, UV dosimetry, skin pigment and vitamin D. The health benefits of UVR exposure through vitamin D production or non-vitamin D pathways will be discussed in this themed issue in the following articles.

PMID:
27834434
DOI:
10.1039/c6pp00277c
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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