Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Ultraviolet Light in Human Health, Diseases and Environment

Editors: Ahmad, Shamim I. (Ed.)

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  • Attempts to cover as much as possible importance of UV light on our life
  • Covers topics such as UVB and reactive oxygen species, generated by UVA + sensitizers, and different kinds of phototherapies
  • Written by global experts in the fields
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About this book

This book is about the roles and importance of Ultraviolet (UV) light from sun and from man-made UV lamps in our daily life, on health and diseases, also its application in sterilization and treatment. The key words are: reactive oxygen species, DNA damage, UV mutagenicity, skin cancers, polymorphous light eruption, Xeroderma pigmentosum, vitiligo, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular diseases, dermatology, photobiology, photodermatosis, vitamin D synthesis, vitamin D efficiency, water sterilization, blood sterilization, phototherapies, skin tanning and UV dosimeter.

The book starts with introduction to UV light and the history of development of UV lamps and its applications. It then moves to describing the interaction of this light with biological components and the production of reactive oxygen species, their roles in cell signaling, cellular defense from foreign invaders, in mutagenesis leading to skin diseases including vitiligo, polymorphous light eruption and various forms of skin cancer. Then it presents the synthesis and importance of UV light and diseases, induced due to the deficiency of vitamin D. Roles of UV light in sterilization, disinfection, phototherapies are depicted in the next part and finally use and abuse of UV light in tanning salon and the availability and importance of use of UV dosimeter are highlighted.

The three main focuses of this book are:
- Damage to biological systems by UV light leading to certain skin diseases; most importantly skin cancers.
- Importance of UV light in the in vivo synthesis of vitamin D when human bodies are exposed to it.
- Diseases caused due to the deficiency of vitamin D and the use of UV lamps in phototherapy and sterilization processes.

The editor has considerable experience in publishing medical books and has used it critically selecting the matters which will attract the readers from many areas of medical and non-medical fields.

It is hoped that the materials presented in this book will give great benefit and will stimulate both novice and expert researchers in the field. The book gives excellent overviews of the current status of research and pointers to the future research achievements. Clinicians, medical general practitioners, technicians and staff working in UV related industries and especially those working in tanning salon should benefit from the information presented in safe handling of this light.

 

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The editor has considerable experience and expertise to publish high volume books covering a wide range of chapters associated with the title of the books. Two good examples are the books (1) Diabetes: an old disease, a new insight and (2) Neurodegenerative diseases, both published by Springer. Chapter downloads of the Diabetes book during 2013 and 2014 have been 117, 280 and for the book on Neurodegenerative disease on March 13, 2012 there has been a total of 33,233 chapter downloads (later data not available). According to the publisher the second book was one of the top 25% most downloaded eBooks. The expectation is that this book on ultraviolet light will also catch the market and will be one of the best sellers of Springer publications. Attracting highly specialized and famous, in their field, scientists, their highly comprehensive inputs are the criteria that will attract readers as bees towards the flowers. Pooling up the chapter titles as wide and contributions of highly expert scientists and researchers are one of the key factors of the success of the books I am proposing.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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Softcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ultraviolet Light in Human Health, Diseases and Environment
Editors
  • Shamim I. Ahmad
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
996
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56017-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56017-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56016-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85803-6
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 365
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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