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NIOSH fast facts: protecting yourself from sun exposure.
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
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.
Outdoors; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Ultraviolet-light; Ultraviolet-radiation; Skin-exposure; Skin-protection; Sunburns; Sunscreening-agents; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-hazards; Skin-cancer; Connective-tissue
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-116
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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