European Sunlight Association

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The European Sunlight Association promotes and supports research projects aiming at improving the scientific understanding of positive and negative effects of UV exposure.


In the past, ESA has facilitated many research projects, workshops and conferences through sponsorship or personal input to kick-start more research in this field and to foster a broader and more balanced approach towards the risks and benefits of UV light.

Many researchers have confirmed meanwhile that the benefits of moderate UV exposure outweigh the risks for persons that do not belong to a higher risk group.

A lot of research has been done over the last decade, but there are still many open questions regarding the effects of UV exposure. ESA will continue to support new research and offers to be a platform for all stakeholders.

Scientific updates

ESA has provided the scientific committees of the European Commission with a list of relevant scientific publication from the last 10 years to facilitate its work.

Furthermore, ESA has compiled an updated Scientific Overview on the recently published studies.