WHO addresses high skin cancer and cataract rates:
This article was originally published in Clinica
There are up to three million cases of non-melanoma skin cancers and more than 132,000 malignant melanomas globally every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In a campaign launched this week to address the "significant increase" in the incidence of skin cancer since the 1970s, it warns that over-exposure to ultraviolet radiation could also be responsible for more than two million cases of blindness from cataracts worldwide every year, as well as immune function deficiencies.
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