This current edition of the White Book provides an overview on the scientific knowledge regarding effects of exposure to the sun and sunbeds, with a focus on UV radiation. Furthermore, it explains the effects on human health and provides some suggestions on the behaviour and awareness concerning sun exposure. Its interactive interface allows the reader to gather information in an easy-to-understand way. The aim is to fundamentally inform not only policy makers and stakeholders of our industry, but anyone who simply wants to know more about the complex effects of natural and artificial ultraviolet (UV) radiation on human health. Not only within the scientific community but also in the media, there is a huge amount of false and outdated data and statistics deriving from a period that does not reflect today’s standards anymore. This is especially the case for studies on sunbeds and their connection with skin cancer. Moreover, there are other, often neglected, benefits of not only UV radiation, but also the visible and infrared light spectrum that need to be taken into consideration before making a judgment.
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