Is the current public health message on UV exposure correct?

  title={Is the current public health message on UV exposure correct?},
  author={Robyn M Lucas and Mike H Repacholi and A J Mcmichael},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={84 6},
Current sun safety messages stress the importance of sun protection in avoiding the consequences of excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), such as skin cancers, cataracts and other eye diseases, and viral infections caused by UV-induced immunosuppression. However, adequate exposure to UVR has an important role in human health, primarily through UV-induced production of vitamin D, a hormone essential to bone health. Vitamin D insufficiency may be associated with increased risks of… CONTINUE READING
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