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provides an overview of the potential sources of UVR exposure to people and the response functions used to assess exposure
considers the cutaneous synthesis and metabolism of vitamin D, dietary and supplemental sources, vitamin D status of the UK population and the effects of vitamin D on skeletal health
explains the analytical techniques for assessing vitamin D status
considers the variations in vitamin D status in the UK population and demonstrates the complexities of the UK’s diverse ethnic population and lifestyles
examines the photobiological aspects of vitamin D and the effects of photoprotection and sun avoidance strategies on vitamin D status
covers the health impacts of vitamin D and potential health outcomes including cancer and other systemic diseases
The report was produced by the independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR).