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Solar Radiation

ADELE C. GREEN and DAVID C. WHITEMAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0016
Solar Radiation

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This chapter discusses link between solar radiation and cancer. Topics covered include methods of measurement, determinants of solar irradiance and solar dose, measuring personal exposure to solar radiation, artificial sources of ultraviolet radiation exposure, biologic mechanisms for ultraviolet radiation carcinogenesis, cancers associated with ultraviolet radiation exposure, and opportunities for prevention.

Keywords: cancer risk; ultraviolet radiation; radiation exposure; methods of measurement; solar dose

Chapter.  12427 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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