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Lifestyle, sun worshipping and sun tanning - what about UV-A sun beds. Livsstil, soling og bruning - hva med UV-A solarier

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Abstract

This article considers the effects of ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and UV-A sun beds on the skin. Sun worshipping and sun therapy has been en vogue for centuries, but in another way than used today. A changing lifestyle has led to an increase of various skin diseases, including skin cancer. Short wave UV-light (UV-B) in particular has been blamed for inducing not only erythema and pigmentation but also more chronic skin lesions. Long wave UV-light (UV-A) has been shown to be the cause of similar changes to the skin but the pigmentation is of another quality and affords less protection against the harmful effects of UV-B. A concept of sun reactive skin typing has been created. This is based on self-reported responses to an initial exposure to sun as regards tanning ability and erythema reaction. These two factors have certain practical consequences, not only for UV-phototherapy but also for a person's risk of developing skin cancer. Recently, several research groups and dermatologists have discouraged extensive use of UV-A sun beds because of side effects of varying degrees of seriousness. The possible implications of these side effects for the organism are not fully elucidated and may be more profound  More>>
Authors:
Thune, P [1] 
  1. Ullevaal Sykehus, Oslo (Norway)
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1991
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-22-076596; EDB-91-136014
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening; (Norway); Journal Volume: 111:17
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; RADIATION HAZARDS; CARCINOMAS; ERYTHEMA; MAN; MELANOMAS; SIDE EFFECTS; ANIMALS; DISEASES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; MAMMALS; NEOPLASMS; PRIMATES; RADIATIONS; SYMPTOMS; VERTEBRATES; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man
OSTI ID:
5408055
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
Norwegian
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0029-2001; CODEN: TNLAA
Submitting Site:
NWN
Size:
Pages: 2085-2087
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Thune, P. Lifestyle, sun worshipping and sun tanning - what about UV-A sun beds. Livsstil, soling og bruning - hva med UV-A solarier. Norway: N. p., 1991. Web.
Thune, P. Lifestyle, sun worshipping and sun tanning - what about UV-A sun beds. Livsstil, soling og bruning - hva med UV-A solarier. Norway.
Thune, P. 1991. "Lifestyle, sun worshipping and sun tanning - what about UV-A sun beds. Livsstil, soling og bruning - hva med UV-A solarier." Norway.
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title = {Lifestyle, sun worshipping and sun tanning - what about UV-A sun beds. Livsstil, soling og bruning - hva med UV-A solarier}
author = {Thune, P}
abstractNote = {This article considers the effects of ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and UV-A sun beds on the skin. Sun worshipping and sun therapy has been en vogue for centuries, but in another way than used today. A changing lifestyle has led to an increase of various skin diseases, including skin cancer. Short wave UV-light (UV-B) in particular has been blamed for inducing not only erythema and pigmentation but also more chronic skin lesions. Long wave UV-light (UV-A) has been shown to be the cause of similar changes to the skin but the pigmentation is of another quality and affords less protection against the harmful effects of UV-B. A concept of sun reactive skin typing has been created. This is based on self-reported responses to an initial exposure to sun as regards tanning ability and erythema reaction. These two factors have certain practical consequences, not only for UV-phototherapy but also for a person's risk of developing skin cancer. Recently, several research groups and dermatologists have discouraged extensive use of UV-A sun beds because of side effects of varying degrees of seriousness. The possible implications of these side effects for the organism are not fully elucidated and may be more profound than known today. The British Photodermatology Group has issued more stringent rules for persons who, despite advice to the contrary, still wish to use UV-A sun beds. 14 refs., 1 tab.}
journal = {Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening; (Norway)}
volume = {111:17}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Norway}
year = {1991}
month = {Jun}
}