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February 1974

Influence of Wind on Ultraviolet Injury

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(2):200-201. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630020016002

Wind intensifies the injurious effect of ultraviolet radiation exposure. This phenomenon has been demonstrated in mice subjected to acute ultraviolet radiation injury and kept in wind tunnels providing continuous air flow. Mice receiving ultraviolet radiation with wind exposure had greater damage than mice receiving ultraviolet radiation without wind exposure. Mice exposed to wind alone had no detectable skin changes.