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sunlamp

[′sən‚lamp]
(electricity)
A mercury-vapor gas-discharge tube used to produce ultraviolet radiation for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes.
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Each athlete should find his/her most beneficial intake level from the sun, sunlamps, and capsules of vitamin D3 to reach this blood serum level with knowledgeable supervision.
She said: "High-power sunlamps are a relatively new and worrying phenomenon.
Sunlamps emit the ultraviolet rays that cause tanning; tanning beds are called "sunlamp products" because they arrange the sunlamps into a bed-shaped form, but are essentially the same product.
Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps causes tans and sunburns.
Of additional importance is the fact that sunlamps and tanning booths are just as harmful to skin as the UV rays from the sun.
The UVR source was a bank of four FS20 sunlamps (Westinghouse, Bloomfield, NJ) mounted in parallel 15 cm apart.
Wound care has come a long way from the days of Maalox and sunlamps.
After testing UV inks on its own press to determine if it called for neutral or mild acid fountain solution and if standard newspaper plates could be used, the News installed an ultraviolet curing unit ("basically, two 600-watt sunlamps," says Morrison) on one of its eight-couple, full-color Goss/Heidelberg Mercury towers and took UV ink into limited production.
Use of indoor tanning sunlamps by US youth, ages 11-18 years, and by their parent or guardian caregivers: Prevalence and correlates.
In pursuit of a special color beyond tan, they frequently visit tanning salons and use sunlamps to smother their faces in brown makeup.
Risk factors for the disease include a family history of the malady, large number of moles or freckles, sun sensitivity, and exposure to UV radiation from sunlight or sunlamps and tanning beds.
Additionally, tanning beds, booths and sunlamps radiate both UVB rays and long wave UVA rays that penetrate the skin more deeply than sunlight, making it even more vulnerable to the effects of the sun and increasing the risk of skin cancer.