UV Links

Ultraviolet Technical Links

The following links are the references for the information found in this Understanding UV page.



Playing in the dark for Xeroderma Pigmentosum sufferers

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Children with a rare skin condition are getting help through a unique play scheme that allows them to play outside at night when most playgrounds and facilities are closed.

International UV Environmental Health Information

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Contains peer-reviewed scientific data on the sun, artificial light sources, reflection, filtering, protection of garments, etc.

Assessment of UV exposure in photo-biological experiments.

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Contains scientific and mathematical explanations of UV and biological effects.

Stratospheric Ozone and Human Health Project

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Contains another description of the biological action spectrum for UV effects on skin.

US Environmental Protection Agency

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UV Index Information and Forecast.

Climate Prediction Center

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Information on UV Radiation.

The Light Measurement Handbook by Alex Ryer

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A good educational resource for understanding the physics of ultraviolet light.

UV Light Sources, Article by James Ball, PhD

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A comparison of UVB irradiance of low intensity, full-spectrum lamps with natural sunlight.

GE Lighting Information

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Contains data on spectral output of various GE lamps.

Light and Health

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Hohner Corporation paper on health effects of UV.