Why is UVA light considered a mutagen? It penetrates the skin and can cause mutations. It can be prevented by wearing a protective vest. It produces chemicals that can be inhaled. It is found in synthetic dyes and cosmetics.
The answer is It penetrates the skin and can cause mutations. An agent able to cause DNA mutations is called mutagen. UV light is the most common source of radiation that affects DNA, but it is a weak radiation and it penetrates only the surface cells of your skin. However, UVA radiation is considered as a mutagen because it penetrates deep into the skin and can cause mutations.