Ozone depletion raises UVB, skin cancer risk

January 1, 2008

Ultraviolet B radiation is a well known factor causing skin cancer in humans. The depletion of the ozone layer allows more intense UVB radiation to reach our skin. According to one expert, the synergistic effects of a rise in our ambient temperature as a result of climate change and an increase in the UVB radiation results in an increase in the risk of developing skin cancers.