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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Number of extra skin cancer cases related to UV radiation
Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The most widely recognised damage occurs to the skin. The direct effects are sun burn, chronic skin damage (photo-aging) and an increased risk of developing various types of skin cancer. Models predict that a 10 per cent decrease in the ozone in the stratosphere could cause an additional 300,000 non-melanoma and 4,500 (more dangerous) melanoma skin cancers worldwide annually.