Special Issue "Sun Exposure and Vitamin D for Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: environmental effects on immune function; epidemiology; developmental origins of health and disease; autoimmune diseases; climate change; ultraviolet radiation; vitamin D
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Special Issue in Nutrients: Changing Times for Vitamin D and Health
Research on the health consequences of sun exposure initially focused on risks—skin cancers such as melanoma and keratinocyte cancers, eye disorders such as cataract and pterygium, and immune disorders such as the reactivation of latent virus infections. This was driven by rapidly increasing incidence of skin cancers, and then fears about the health consequences of depletion of stratospheric ozone, first recognised in the 1970s. More recently there has been recognition of the benefits of sun exposure—firstly related to the synthesis of vitamin D, and even more recently, recognition of wide-ranging possible benefits for health and well-being. Interest now goes beyond ultraviolet radiation to sun exposure more broadly, to both the skin and the eyes, and the large number of chromophores and biological pathways that mediate both the risks and benefits of sun exposure. This special issue invites papers on both risks and benefits, but particularly setting those within a context of achieving a balance that optimizes health for a global population.
Prof. Dr. Robyn Lucas
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