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Suntans and Sunburns A Case Study in the Integumentary System By WH Cliff and AW Wright A Painful Winter Break On the first day after arriving in Australia for Christmas vacation, a University of Niagara student plays out in the sun for six hours. Later that night he notices that the skin on his trunk, legs and arms becomes red, swollen and extremely painful. By morning all of the afflicted areas have developed numerous blisters. These areas cover about 30% of the trunk (front and back) and 40% of the arms and legs. 1. What organ has been damaged? The skin (Integumentary System) 2. What general types of tissue have been afflicted? connective and epithelial tissue 3. What type of burn has the student received? Explain. Considering that the student has blisters and pain, he has sustained 2 nd degree burns 4. What type of radiation has caused the burn? UVA (ultraviolet radiation) 5. List ALL the layers of the skin that have been damaged? Within the epidermis: stratum basale, stratum corneum, stratum spinosum, and stratum granulosum. Within the dermis:

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