Ultraviolet radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum and is found naturally in sunlight. Our skin responds to this by turning darker, however we cannot see or feel it.
- Sun beds
- Security pens
- Fluorescent lights
- Fluorescent clothing
Ultraviolet radiation is known to cause blindness and damage to cells on the surface of the skin. It is also a type of ionising radiation - this means it carries enough energy to remove electrons from atoms. This can mutate DNA in living cells, leading to cancer.