Original Article

Double Exposure: Natural and Artificial Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure in Beachgoers

Authors: Mark A. Ramirez, BA, Molly M. Warthan, BA, Tatsuo Uchida, MS, Richard F. Wagner, Jr., MD

Abstract

Background: Although the beach is a high-risk environment for ultraviolet light exposure and subsequent skin damage, little is known about beachgoer tanning habits outside the beach setting. Our purpose was to evaluate indoor tanning and additional, nonbeach sunlight exposure in a beachgoing population.

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