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Ultraviolet Light

Ultraviolet light exists just below violet on the spectrum and has three wavelength designations: UVA (near-UV with wavelength between 320 and 400nm), UVB (mid-UV with wavelength between 280 and 320nm), and UVC (far-UV with wavelength between 100 and 280nm). UVA is mainly responsible for tanning; UVB aids in the stimulation of the production of Vitamin D3 in the skin and is also essential for the absorption of calcium into bones. UVC is typically used in hospitals to kill bacteria and viruses; however it is considered to increase the risk of cancer. Both UVA and UVB radiation are components of sunlight.

Note: The sun also gives off UV-C; however most of it is blocked by the ozone layer. Overexposure to the sun has been known to increase one's chances of developing skin cancer. Fortunately, the chances of developing skin cancer can be reduced by regular, moderate exposure to the sun.

UV light works by inducing biologic reactions in the skin's cells, which decrease the number of skin cells that grow too quickly and kills T cells in the skin, resulting in the clearing of psoriatic lesions. The therapeutic effect of UV light is mostly attributed to its immunosuppressive and immunomodulant (modification of immune response or the functioning of the immune system) action.

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