Out in the open air on a beautiful summer day, most people don’t realize that they’re bathing in the world's most common carcinogen – the sun's rays. Ultra violet (UV) rays to be exact. Let’s take a look at how UV rays affect your body, and the sorts of built-in chemical defense systems you're working with to stop any potential damage.
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UV Rays and carcinogenic light - https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/roc/content/profiles/ultravioletradiationrelatedexposures.pdf
Broad Spectrum Breakdown - http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/roc/listings/u/uv/summary/index.html
General UV/sunlight - http://www.livescience.com/50326-what-is-ultraviolet-light.html
UV Index - https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-scale-1
How UV Affects DNA- http://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/scibytes/how_ultraviolet_light_reacts_in
Melanin – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2671032/
Types of Melanin - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2071942
Skin Cancer in African Americans - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7804993
UV radiation and cancer effectshttp://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol100D/mono100D-6.pdf
DNA Bulge - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/UVB/Images/dna_mutation.gif
How UV Radtion Effects Life On Earth - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/UVB/
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