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Health Effects That May Result from Exposure to UV Radiation

What are the environmental sources of exposure to UV radiation. Include the role of the ozone layer in your discussion.

Describe the measures that you will suggest in your community to reduce the public's exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Describe how you would disseminate this educational information to the public.

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Health effects that may result from exposure to UV radiation:

Exposure to UV radiation effects our skin, eye and immune system. Sunburn (erythema) is caused by excessive UV radiation exposure. It also induces degenerative changes in cells of the skin, fibrous tissue and blood vessels leading to premature skin aging, photodermatoses and actinic keratoses when exposed for a very long period of time . It also effects inflammatory reaction of the eye. Skin cancer and cataracts can also occur.
Major health problems linked to overexposure to UV radiation:

Skin cancer (melanoma and nonmelanoma)
Premature aging of the skin and other skin problems
Cataracts and other eye damage
Immune system suppression

Details:http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvandhealth.html

Genetic damage: DNA absorbs UV-B light and the absorbed energy can break bonds in the DNA. ...

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The solution discusses health effects that may result from exposure to UV radiation.

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