Changes in UV radiation intensity and their possible impact on skin cancer in Poland

Macroecological processes

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Polish Academy of Sciences, Inst. of Geography and Spatial Organization, Warszawa, Pologne
Lab. of Bioclimatology and Environmental Ergonomics, Warszawa, Pologne
Inst. of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Pologne

Description :
UV radiation is a high-energy part of sunlight. Simultaneous changes in global radiation have been observed during recent decades. Close relationships have been found between UV intensity near ground level and the destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer known as the ozone hole. This has great consequences for all ecological systems on Earth as well as for human health. The UV Index (UVI) was developed for the monitoring of the level and composition of UV rays reaching the lower troposphere. This paper presents changes in the UVI in Poland in the period 1996-2011. The AA. also discuss the possible influence of changes in level of ultraviolet radiation (represented by UVI) on the frequency of skin cancer.

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Article de monographie

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Geographia polonica, issn : 0016-7282, 2012, vol. 85, n°. 2, p. 57-64, nombre de pages : 8, Références bibliographiques : 21 ref.

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Pays édition : Pologne, Warszawa, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe

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