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Optische Strahlung
The vitamin D metabolism

Vitamin D

The only known positive biological effect of UV radiation is the UV-B-induced synthesis of endogenous vitamin D.

Joint recommendation on UV radiation and vitamin D

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) together with the UV Protection Alliance initiated an interdisciplinary scientific expert discussion on the harmonization of the hitherto conflicting recommendations regarding UV exposure for endogenous vitamin D synthesis. The scientific discussion led to the following joint recommendation:

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