WONDER #1753: Why Does a Black Light Make Things Glow?

Question 1 of 3

Black lights emit most of their light waves in the form of what type of light?

  1. x-rays
  2. visible
  3. ultraviolet
  4. radar

Question 2 of 3

Although humans can’t see ultraviolet light, we can see its reflection off of objects containing what?

  1. phosphors
  2. silk
  3. cotton
  4. radioactivity

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following has NOT been linked to excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation?

  1. skin cancer
  2. eye damage
  3. skin aging
  4. tendonitis

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