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Sunburn and artificial tanning 

Sunburn and artificial tanning
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Sunburn and artificial tanning
Author(s):

Nick Marsden

and Sarah Hemington-Gorse

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199699537.003.0041
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date: 29 March 2020

The dangers of sun burn and artificial tanning are increasingly covered by the media, but mostly in relation to the risk of skin cancer. UV radiation both from sun bathing and artificial tanning is an increasing public health concern as a result of acute burn injuries sustained through ignorance or negligence. This chapter highlights the acute harmful effects UV radiation and artificial tanning has on the skin, and summarizes the management in terms of medical and public awareness.

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