26 Mar, 2015 Last updated: 26 Mar, 2015

There is a fine line in balancing the beneficial and harmful effects of sunlight (UVR) exposure; a valuable source of vitamin D and also the major cause of skin cancer.

Download: A study of UV and vitamin D in Melbourne adults: Research summary (600KB)

With this in mind, Australian public health guidelines have been developed and refined over time to provide recommendations of personal sun exposure.

This study investigated the vitamin D status of a group of Victorian indoor workers in order to evaluate the efficacy of the UVR guidelines.