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Document title

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BŁAŻEJCZYK K. (1) ; BŁAŻEJCZYK A. (2) ;
(1) Polish Academy of Sciences, Inst. of Geography and Spatial Organization, Warszawa, POLOGNE
(2) Lab. of Bioclimatology and Environmental Ergonomics, Warszawa, POLOGNE

Abstract

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

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Geographia polonica / ISSN 0016-7282 / CODEN GGPLAE

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1964)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 85, no 2 [pp. 57-64]

Bibliographic references : 21 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12059

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.7163/GPol.2012.2.11

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