Issue 3, 2017

UVR: sun, lamps, pigmentation and vitamin D


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.

Graphical abstract: UVR: sun, lamps, pigmentation and vitamin D

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28 Jul 2016
18 Oct 2016
First published
25 Oct 2016
This article is Open Access
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Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2017,16, 291-301

UVR: sun, lamps, pigmentation and vitamin D

C. M. Lerche, P. A. Philipsen and H. C. Wulf, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2017, 16, 291 DOI: 10.1039/C6PP00277C

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