Research and analysis

Ultraviolet radiation (UVR): health effects

This publication (Documents of the NRPB volume 13 number 1) contains the conclusions on the health effects of UVR from the AGNIR.

Documents

Documents of the NRPB volume 13 number 1: health effects from ultraviolet radiation: report of an Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR)

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This report by the National Radiological Protection Board’s (NRPB) Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) updates the previous review of the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on human health published in 1995. It considers both natural and artificial sources of exposure, as well as experimental studies relevant to understanding the effects of UVR on cells and tissues.

The AGNIR examined information on the clinical effects of UVR and the results of epidemiological studies to provide advice on the health effects of exposure. It recommended further research to:

  • improve the basis for assessing exposures to natural and artificial sources
  • further knowledge of the effects of UVR on health through experimental and epidemiological studies
Published 21 October 2009