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Facts about UV

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1 - UV light can damage the human skin.

2 - UV light or phototherapy vitiligo treatment can help create repigmentation.

3 - Possible eye damage can result from high doses of UV light, particularly to the cornea which is a good absorber of UV light.

4 - High doses of UV light can cause a temporary clouding of the cornea; called 'snow-blindness' and chronic doses have been tentatively linked to the formation of cataracts.

5 - Pinguecula or Pterygium growths on the eye, may be caused by UV light exposure.

6 - UV light can exert deleterious effects on melanin.

7 - UVA, UVB and UVC can all damage collagen fibres and thereby accelerate aging of the skin.

8 - Both UVA and UVB destroy vitamin A in skin which may cause further damage.

9 - In general, UVA is the least harmful but can contribute to the aging of skin, DNA damage and possibly skin cancer. UVB rays are the ones that burn the skin and can damage the eyes.

10 - Ultraviolet is colloquially called black light, as it is invisible to the human eye.

11 - UVC rays are the highest energy, most dangerous type of ultraviolet light.

12 - Scientists have developed a UV index to help people protect themselves from these harmful ultraviolet waves.



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