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NIOSH fast facts: protecting yourself from sun exposure.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-116, 2010 Apr; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20036811
Abstract
Anyone working outdoors is exposed to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, even on cloudy days. UV rays are a part of sunlight that is an invisible form of radiation. There are three types of UV rays. UVA is believed to damage connective tissue and increase the risk for developing skin cancer. UVB penetrates less deeply into the skin, but can still cause some types of skin cancer. Natural UVC is absorbed by the atmosphere and does not pose a risk.
Keywords
Outdoors; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Ultraviolet-light; Ultraviolet-radiation; Skin-exposure; Skin-protection; Sunburns; Sunscreening-agents; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-hazards; Skin-cancer; Connective-tissue
Publication Date
20100401
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-109329
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2010-116
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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