2 May 2008 Personal UV biodosimeter for healthy indoor tanning
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The practice of indoor tanning has led to the development of a large artificial tanning industry. In addition to psychological benefits, exposure to UVB light helps the body produce the activated form of vitamin D, which is necessary for many cellular functions. But uncontrolled tanning and UV overexposure can increase the risk of skin cancer. For direct checkout of the vitamin D synthetic capacity of a UV source the bio-equivalent UV dosimeter has been developed that is based on the same molecular photochemistry from which vitamin D is photosynthesized in human skin and makes possible both instrumental and visual indication of vitamin D synthesis.
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I. P. Terenetskaya, I. P. Terenetskaya, T. N. Orlova, T. N. Orlova, "Personal UV biodosimeter for healthy indoor tanning", Proc. SPIE 6991, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care, 69911F (2 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780200; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.780200

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