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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Review Article

Year: 2012

Authors: Schmalwieser, AW; Wallisch, S; Diffey, B

Title: A library of action spectra for erythema and pigmentation.

Source: Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2012; 11(2):251-268

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Schmalwieser Alois

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Physiology, Pathohysiology and Biophysics, Unit of Physiology and Biophysics

The first action spectra for erythema and delayed pigmentation in human skin were determined 90 years ago by Karl Hausser and Wilhelm Vahle in Germany, and since then a number of studies have been undertaken to redefine these action spectra. In this paper we give an overview of the action spectra for erythema and pigmentation that have been published during this 90-yr period, as well as indicating their uncertainties and shortcomings.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Pigmentation/radiation effects*
Spectrum Analysis/methods*
Time Factors
Ultraviolet Rays/adverse effects*

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