[ RadSafe ] Collective Dose and Death

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Thu Jan 6 13:48:17 CST 2011

At 08:35 AM 1/6/2011, Bryan Lemieux wrote:
>Sun burns are caused by the Ultraviolet radiation though the heat 
>you feel is from the infrared.  Intuitively you might think that 
>heating is what leads to the burns, but that isn't the 
>case.  Similar radiation burns are seen from UVR sources when they 
>are not properly handled (such as face and corneal burns from UV 
>transilluminators used in biomedical research).



UV both causes both sunburn and skin cancer. So it is analogous to 
ionizing radiation effects.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
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