Did you know the melanin that gives you a tan is also responsible for producing hydrogen peroxide when skin is exposed to the sun? The process is called photo-oxidation and UV-Aid uses this process to produce hydrogen peroxide in your nasal passages and ear canals to kill germs helping to protect you from colds, flu, and ear infections.
BlacksamwellDate 11/23/2010 12:36:57 PM
How does the H2O2 produced inside the cells via this UV induced oxidation exit the cells in order to fight microbes?
Don't the melanin radicals created in this process contribute to melanoma according to the article linked to on the UVAid FAQ page?
UV-AidDate 12/26/2010 12:13:59 PM
Like any process or substance in nature, too much of a good thing can be bad. Water is necessary for life, however, If you drink too much water it can kill you. The condition is known as water intoxication or hyper-hydration. Sunlight is also necessary for life, however, too much of it can also be harmful. The type and amount of light emitted by UV-Aid has been proven to be safe by numerous studies including a study conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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