The medical aspects of the science of photobiology are among the most important parts of this discipline, since they are concerned primarily with direct effects of nonionizing radiation on humans. Two organ systems are directly affected by sunlight: the eye and the skin. The eye is discussed in Chapter 10; this chapter will examine primarily cutaneous reactions to the sun.(1–4)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California, School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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