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7 October 1980 Occupational Skin Hazards From Ultraviolet (UV) Exposures
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Proceedings Volume 0229, Ocular Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation; (1980)
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
The various types of UV effects on the skin are classified according to the part of the spectrum and their beneficial or deleterious nature. Some hazardous ultraviolet sources used in industrial processes are described, and examples of photoallergy, phototoxicity, and photosensitization resulting from UV exposures are given. The incidence of skin cancer as a function of geographical location and exposure to sunlight is discussed in relation to natural and artificial exposures to long and short wavelength UV, especially in connection with tanning booths. The conclusion is reached that there is enough ultraviolet in a normal environment to propose a hazard, and additional ultraviolet exposure from industrial or consumer sources is not necessary, and should be eliminated wherever possible.
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F. Urbach and M. L. Wolbarsht "Occupational Skin Hazards From Ultraviolet (UV) Exposures", Proc. SPIE 0229, Ocular Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation, (7 October 1980);


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