Health Effects of UV Radiation
The known health effects of over exposure to UV radiation include:
- Skin cancer – Both melanoma (the most deadly form of skin cancer) and non-melanoma skin cancers (basal and squamous cell carcinoma).
- Eye damage – Over exposure to UV radiation can lead to cataracts and cancer of the eye.
- Skin aging – Exposure to UV radiation can lead to premature aging of the skin which includes wrinkles, sagging, blemishes and age spots.1,2