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    I need assistance responding to how I would implement an education program that aims at protecting the public from the adverse health effects of ultraviolet radiation. My response should include answers to the following questions.

    1. Describe the health effects that may result from exposure to UV radiation.

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

    3. Describe the measures that you will suggest in your community to reduce the public's exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

    4. Describe how you would disseminate this educational information to the public.

    Required Readings

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1978). Industrial Noise Control manual. Retrieved from the web on 05/04/11 at http://www.cdc.gov/Niosh/pdfs/79-117-d.pdf

    Prashanth K.M., Sridhar V.(2008). The relationship between noise frequency components and physical, physiological and psychological effects of industrial workers. Noise & Health, 10(40):90-98. A Proquest article.

    United State Environmental Protection Agency (2009). Health and Environmental Effects of Ozone Layer Depletion. Retrived from the web on 05/04/11 at http://www.epa.gov/ozone/science/effects/index.html

    United State Environmental Protection Agency (2009). Ozone Layer Depletion: Basic Information. Retrieved from the web on 05/04/11 at http://www.epa.gov/ozone/basicinfo.html

    United States Environmental Protection Agency (2010). Radon. Retrieved from the Web on 05/04/11 at http://www.epa.gov/radon/index.html

    United States Environmental Protection Agency (2010). Sunwise Program. Retrieved from the web on 05/04/11 at http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/about.html

    World Health Organization (1999). Community Noise, Edited by Berglund, Birgitta & Lindvall, Thomas, Stockholm, Sweden. Retrieved from the Web on 05/04/11at http://www.who.int/docstore/peh/noise/guidelines2.html

    Optional Readings

    Federal Aviation Administration (1985). Aviation Noise Effects. Retrieved from the Web on 05/04/11 at http://www.wyle.com/....noiseguidance/pages/faaane.aspx

    NIOSH (2009). Hazards to Outdoors Workers: UV Radiation. Retrieved from the web on 05/04/11 at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/uvradiation/

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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. ...

    Solution Summary

    The noise control for radon and UV-radiation is examined.

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