Light Protection and Photodermatoses

  • F. Urbach
Conference paper


Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) occurs from both natural and artificial sources. The sun is the principal natural source. The known effects of UVR on man may be beneficial or detrimental, depending on a number of circumstances.


Ozone Psoriasis Porphyrin Cataract Dermatitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Urbach
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  1. 1.Skin and Cancer HospitalTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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