World Health Organization reports on global UVR (ultraviolet radiation)-related burden:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Global mortality from cancers attributable to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure stands at around 60,000, according to the World Health Organization. The cutaneous forms of malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma are among nine conditions reflected in a survey of UVR-related disease burden, which is said to total an estimated 1.5 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). In Europe and the Western Pacific region, the highest burden is due to melanoma. In Africa, it is cortical cataract.