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Beware of too much sun while working

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

working in sun With the summer coming up in the northern hemisphere, the risks of solar (UV) radiation should be kept in mind. Charlotte Young reviewed the literature on occupational solar exposure and skin cancer.

She states that there is a clear association between solar radiation and skin cancer. The mechanisms for induction vary between the types of skin cancer and these cannot be solely attributed to occupational exposures. Although it is difficult to separate the effects of occupational and recreational solar UVR exposure, protective measures should be taken during work hours to reduce the burden of occupational skin cancer.

Solar ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer
Occupational Medicine 2009 59(2):82-88 Read More…

working in sun With the summer coming up in the northern hemisphere, the risks of solar (UV) radiation should be kept in mind. Charlotte Young reviewed the literature on occupational solar exposure and skin cancer.

She states that there is a clear association between solar radiation and skin cancer. The mechanisms for induction vary between the types of skin cancer and these cannot be solely attributed to occupational exposures. Although it is difficult to separate the effects of occupational and recreational solar UVR exposure, protective measures should be taken during work hours to reduce the burden of occupational skin cancer.

Solar ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer
Occupational Medicine 2009 59(2):82-88 Read More…

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