Occupational Exposure to Natural UV Radiation and Premature Skin Ageing

Elżbieta Łastowiecka-Moras, Joanna Bugajska, Beata Młynarczyk
2014 International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics  
The skin is the part of the human body most vulnerable to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The spectrum of the negative effects of UV radiation on the skin ranges from acute erythema to carcinogenesis. Between these extreme conditions, there are other common skin lesions, e.g., photoageing. The aim of this study was to assess the skin for signs of photoageing in a group of 52 men occupationally exposed to natural UV radiation. There were 2 types of examinations: an examination of skin condition
more » ... skin condition (moisture, elasticity, sebum, porosity, smoothness, discolourations and wrinkles) with a device for diagnosing the skin, and a dermatological examination. The results of both examinations revealed a higher percentage of skin characteristics typical for photoageing in outdoor workers compared to the general population.
doi:10.1080/10803548.2014.11077079 pmid:25513799 fatcat:ldiefvjqgjch7b4qw6bwajs5tq