Natural Folate in Human Skin: A New Approach to UV Damage Protection


The risk for developing skin cancer is strongly related to sun exposure.1 Both UVB and the more deeply penetrating UVA components of solar radiation stimulate the progression of melanoma.2 Moreover, the lamps used in modern tanning beds, though predominately UVA, are often more intense than in natural sunlight. Indeed, squamous and basal cell carcinoma and melanoma have been associated with tanning bed use.3-7

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