Burning with Knowledge: The Ultimate Sunburns and Suntans Quiz
So, you want to get some sun to add a little color to those pasty legs of yours, but thoughts of coming home as the human lobster are outweighing your desire to dose up on some natural vitamin D? Before heading out, test your knowledge about sunburns and suntans.
What type of ultraviolet light does NOT lead to sunburns or sun tans?
What skin cells are activated by ultraviolet light?
Melanocytes are skin cells that produce what?
Which color is NOT created by melanocyte pigments?
Sunburn is actually a type of what?
What causes the redness of sunburn?
warming due to the heat of the sun
increased blood flow in the skin's capillary bed
In addition to sunburns and sun tans, what else can ultraviolet light exposure cause?
What is NOT a function of sunscreen?
absorbing ultraviolet light
blocking ultraviolet light
activating a cellular response to ultraviolet light
The acronym that indicates the level of a sunscreen's effectiveness is what?
Which type of ultraviolet light does SPF protect against?