The relationship between skin cancers, solar radiation and ozone depletion.
During the period 1957-1984 the annual age-adjusted incidence rate of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) increased by 350% for men and 440% for women in Norway.
The annual exposure to carcinogenic sunlight in Norway, calculated by use of measured ozone levels, showed no increasing trend during the same period.
Thus, ozone depletion is not a cause of the increasing trend of the incidence rates of skin cancer.
The incidence rates of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) increase with decreasing latitude in Norway.
The same is true for CMM in Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Peau, Incidence, Norvège, Europe, Rayonnement solaire, Rayonnement UV, Déplétion, Ozone, Epidémiologie, Tumeur maligne, Peau pathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Skin, Incidence, Norway, Europe, Solar radiation, Ultraviolet radiation, Depletion, Ozone, Epidemiology, Malignant tumor, Skin disease, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0458400
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 199406.