Implication for photosensitive patients of ultraviolet A exposure in vehicles.

  title={Implication for photosensitive patients of ultraviolet A exposure in vehicles.},
  author={P J Hampton and P M Farr and Brian L Diffey and James J. Lloyd},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={151 4},
BACKGROUND Photosensitive patients sometimes report disease flares during journeys by car. Window glass blocks all UVB but not all UVA. All car windscreens are made from laminated glass. Side and rear windows are usually made of nonlaminated glass. OBJECTIVES To determine which types of glass provide most protection from UVA with particular reference to the implications for patients with polymorphic light eruption (PLE). METHODS The percentage transmission of UVA was determined for a… CONTINUE READING
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