Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 200 nanometers and 400 nanometers. Exposure to excessive UV radiation damages DNA and can cause health problems such as skin cancer and macular degeneration, cataracts, and pterygia in the eyes.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.