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Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more


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If moles are full of melanin, does that mean an existing mole if exposed to uv radiation won't turn to melanoma?

If moles are full of melanin, does that mean an existing mole if exposed to uv radiation won't turn to melanoma?

No, risk remains: 'moles' on the skin are nevi, essentially benign but abnormal collections or growths of melanocytes in the dermis (the layer just under the epidermis) and sometimes also in the epidermis. Uv light damages the dna in cells and when it does so in melanocytes in nevi they may be transformed into melanomas. The pigment does not protect the cells. ...Read more

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Why do we feel infrared radiation as heat, but we can't feel uv radiation?

Why do we feel infrared radiation as heat, but we can't feel uv radiation?

That is how we built: That is how we're built. It is impossible to explain rationally. We don't feel radioactivity as well. ...Read more

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What is uv radiation a and b?

The: Eiectrmagnetic produce short wavesin the rdio range, then visible light then infrared (heat) then uv a& b before low energy, then finaiiy mega-voitage densely ionizing radiation. Uv is weakly ionizing and does not penetrate. ...Read more

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What is the method called for treating keratoconus by using uv radiation?

What is the method called for treating keratoconus by using uv radiation?

Crosslinking: Crosslinking is a simple procedure that stops the progression of keratoconus. By stopping progression, it can reduce the need for a corneal transplant in patients with keratoconus. ...Read more

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Can uv radiation from the sun be similiar to the radiation used in cancer treatment?

Can uv radiation from the sun be similiar to the radiation used in cancer treatment?

Different wavelength: Ultraviolet is of wavelength / energy only slightly greater than visible light. Cancer treatment radiation is far more energetic and higher wavelength. ...Read more

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Can a cellulite body lotion be prescribed for skin of the face(hypersensitive, pron to redness, sensitive to uv radiation) without burning the face?

No: First of all, there are no cellulite cream that work and none that are prescribed. Now that we have answered that, find something that does work for your face or condition of your face. Visit a reputable dermatologist and get some answers. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Can zinc oxide creme protect the eye from uv radiation when applied to the lids?

Can zinc oxide creme protect the eye from uv radiation when applied to the lids?

Transparent ZnO: Transparent zinc oxide sunscreens with a concentration of at least 7% provide excellent protection from ultraviolet a and b. Most preparations that are commercially are considered broad spectrum and should be rated with at least spf 30. ...Read more

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Can zinc oxide creme protect the eye from bad uv radiation if applied to the lids?

Can zinc oxide creme protect the eye from bad uv radiation if applied to the lids?

Lids only: Zinc oxide is a terrific blocker of uv radiation on the skin. You would not want to get it into your eye - it would disturb the vision and be uncomfortable. So it will block uv from the lids but not from the eyeball. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Ultraviolet Rays (Definition)

Ultraviolet rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation (like light, x-rays, and microwaves) that can cause skin damage, tanning, skin cancer, and are a normal part of ...Read more