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Ultraviolet light, sometimes called ultraviolet radiation, is light that you can't see. It can be naturally occurring, as with the sun, or artificially produced by bulbs such as tanning bed bulbs.
Ultraviolet light is broken into three bands: ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet C (UVC). There has been, and continues to be, much debate over the danger or relative safety of exposure to UVA and UVB light. UVC light is not so much of a hot topic; the ozone absorbs UVC light when sunlight passes through the atmosphere.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|