As you sit in the library with your friend studying for your weekly quiz on the integumentary system, you come upon an article about the hazards of prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays. Your curious nature leads you to research the subject further. You’re fascinated to learn that minimal exposure to the sun allows your skin to manufacture vitamin D, which is important to help maintain homeostasis. You also read that although sunscreen can help protect you from the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, some medications can actually increase a person’s sensitivity to the sunlight.View the short video on how skin cells can be damaged by sunlight by clicking the link below. Additional research will help you understand this topic more fully. Once you’ve watched the video, please follow the instructions in STEP 2 and complete the discussion prompts for this week.What Really Causes Sunburns?
2. Initial Post: Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below
- Explain your personal concerns about prolonged exposure to the sun.
- Explain one thing you learned from the video about what really causes the skin to burn in the sun.
- Describe how you will apply this new knowledge of the dangers of sun exposure to your daily life.