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How long can I be in the noonday sun before my skin will burn?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Sun sensitivity

The fitzpatrick scale (aka fitzpatrick skin typing test or fitzpatrick phototyping scale) is a numerical classification schema for the color of skin.
It was developed in 1975 by thomas b. Fitzpatrick, a harvard dermatologist, as a way to classify the response of different types of skin to uv light. It remains a recognized tool for dermatologic research into the color of skin. Where are you on scal.

In brief: Sun sensitivity

The fitzpatrick scale (aka fitzpatrick skin typing test or fitzpatrick phototyping scale) is a numerical classification schema for the color of skin.
It was developed in 1975 by thomas b. Fitzpatrick, a harvard dermatologist, as a way to classify the response of different types of skin to uv light. It remains a recognized tool for dermatologic research into the color of skin. Where are you on scal.
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