UV radiation has many benefits: vitamin D production, sterilization (wastewater treatment and laboratory surfaces), and spectrometry. UV radiation is a hazard, though, and there are defined human exposure limits. These pages are dedicated to the risk awareness of UV radiation exposure and control measures used to minimize your exposure. Common applications on campus are also provided.
Many Canadian, American and International organizations have written extensively on natural sources of ultraviolet radiation and the effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin and eyes [1-4]. References to these sources are provided on the Reference page linked below.