Skin pigment renders sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles

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Abstract

The pigment of the skin protects the body from the sun’s dangerous UV rays, but researchers have not until recently known how this works. Now they report that skin pigment converts the UV radiation into heat through a rapid chemical reaction that shoots protons from the molecules of the pigment.
Original languageEnglish
TypePress release
PublisherUniversity of Lund
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationLund, Sweden
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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