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Is the current public health message on UV exposure correct?

Repacholi, Mike H; McMichael, Anthony; Lucas, Robyn

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Current sun safety messages stress the importance of sun protection in avoiding the consequences of excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), such as skin cancers, cataracts and other eye diseases, and viral infections caused by UV-induced immunosuppression. However, adequate exposure to UVR has an important role in human health, primarily through UV-induced production of vitamin D, a hormone essential to bone health. Vitamin D insufficiency may be associated with increased risks of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10440/497
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/10440/497
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
DOI: 10.2471/BLT.05.026559

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