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Ultraviolet Prophylaxis of Adverse Effects of Environmental Chemicals on Organisms

  • Jury I. Prokopenko

Abstract

The use of UVB radiation as a treatment for different adverse effects caused by environmental factors is widely recognized in photobiology and medicine. Prophylactic UV irradiation of the poppulation is used most extensively in those areas where there is a deficit of UV radiation during most of the months of the year. Approximate calculations show that about 10 % of the entire population live under such conditions. These data clearly indicate the importance and the necessity of UV irradiation of the population as a prophylactic measure, particularly when one takes into consideration that a prolonged deficit of UV radiation produces a number of unfavorable effects in the body, including rickets in children and a depression of body resistance in adults. As a result of the latter state the probability that different diseases will develop is increased (1, 2, 3).

Keywords

Prophylactic Effect Postnatal Development Industrial Town Erythemal Dose Tetraethyl Lead 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jury I. Prokopenko
    • 1
  1. 1.The A. N. Sysin Institute of General and Communal HygieneU.S.S.R. Academy of Medical SciencesMoscowUSSR

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