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Continuous Sunlight exposure

The ultraviolet radiation in sunlight has both positive and negative health effects, as it is both a principal source of vitamin D3 and a mutagen. Vitamin D has a wide range of positive health effects, which include strengthening bones and possibly inhibiting the growth of some cancers. UV exposure also has positive effects for endorphin levels, and possibly for protection against multiple sclerosis. Visible sunlight to the eyes gives health benefits through its association with the timing of melatonin synthesis, maintenance of normal and robust circadian rhythms, and reduced risk of seasonal affective disorder.

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Caution

Long-term sunlight exposure is known to be associated with the development of skin cancer, skin aging, immune suppression, and eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Short-term over-exposure is the cause of sunburn, snow blindness, and solar retinopathy.

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Continuous Sunlight exposure Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Sunburn Intergumentary outcome
Sunburn
Intergumentary

Minor Increase

Evidence: Low

Aerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Aerobic Exercis...
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

Needs research

1 study

Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Sleep
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

Needs research

1 study

Running speed Musculoskeletal outcome
Running speed
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

Needs research

1 study

Skin cancer Intergumentary outcome
Skin cancer
Intergumentary

Minor Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Strength Musculoskeletal outcome
Strength
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

Needs research

1 study

Ovary cancer Reproductive outcome
Ovary cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

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