Reduction of minimal erythema dose by sweating.

  title={Reduction of minimal erythema dose by sweating.},
  author={Matthias C Moehrle and W. K{\"o}hle and Klaus Dietz and Gerd Lischka},
  journal={Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine},
  volume={16 6},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the most important environmental risk factor for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. It is known that tap water and saltwater baths have a photosensitizing capacity in subsequent UV irradiation of the skin. The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of sweating from heat or from physical activity on the photosensitivity of the skin. METHODS Minimal erythema dose to ultraviolet B (MED/UVB) was determined on the inner… CONTINUE READING
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