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Year: 2007
From collection: Vital Ozone Graphics
Author: Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Many people from the higher latitudes grill their skin intensely in the sun during their short summer holidays, but only get minimal exposure to the sun for the rest of the year. Such intermittent exposure to sunlight seems to be a risk factor. On the other hand populations with darker skin pigmentation regularly exposed to similar or even higher UV rays are less prone to skin damage.
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The ozone protection landscape
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CFC production and consumption in 2005
Ozone depletion and climate change
The “Hole”: a result of special weather conditions over the pole repeated every spring
Number of extra skin cancer cases related to UV radiation
Skin colour map (indigenous people)