Sun Exposure; Ultraviolet Rays 


A sunburn is a radiation burn to the skin produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, commonly from the sun''s rays. A similar burn can be produced by overexposure to other sources of UV, such as tanning lamps and welding arcs. Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV will often produce a suntan. Sunburn. Image courtesy of John L. Bezzant, M.D. and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Enlarge Sunburn. Image courtesy of John L. Bezzant, M.D. and the Spencer S. Eccles Heal...

Radioactive contamination is the uncontrolled distribution of radioactive material in a given environment.

Sunburn as related to Radiation Exposure

  • Sun Exposure | Sunburn | UV rays | MedlinePlus
    You can enjoy the healthy benefits of sun exposure and prevent the unhealthy effects of overexposure to UV rays like sunburn. Just follow these tips.

  • Sunburn - Wikipedia
    Sunburn is a marker of exposure to harmful levels of UV radiation; a history of sunburn is associated with increased melanoma risk. Sunburn is an acute skin ...

  • Sunburn Related to UV Radiation Exposure, Age, Sex ...
    Sunburn Related to UV Radiation Exposure, Age, Sex, Occupation, and Sun Bed Use Based on Time-Stamped Personal Dosimetry and Sun Behavior Diaries.

  • WHO | Health effects of UV radiation
    Health effects of UV radiation Skin: sunburn, suntan and skin aging. ... Chronic exposure to UV radiation also causes a number of degenerative changes in the …

  • Sunburn Causes - Mayo Clinic
    Sunburn — Comprehensive overview covers prevention, home treatments and when to see your doctor.

  • Sun Exposure - CDC
    What is sunburn? Sunburn is simply a burn or erythema (reddening) and oedema (swelling) on your skin from excessive exposure to the sun’s rays, more specifically ...

  • Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation -
    Both UVA and UVB rays can cause damage to your skin. Sunburn is a sign of short-term overexposure, ... Are there health benefits of exposure to UV radiation?

  • harmful effects of UV radiation - School of Public Health
    The harmful effects from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can be classified as acute or chronic. The acute effects of UV-A and UV-B exposure are both short ...