Panel Concerned for Rising Skin Cancer Cases among Youth
The government backed expert panel in United States has started an initiative to educate youths on the harmful effects of UV rays, to limit the rising number of skin cancer cases around the country. According to Moyer, there is a big relation between UV rays of sun and skin cancer. This means that skin cancer is also caused by UV rays emitted by sun. It is a matter of deep concern for the government of United States that more than two million American people get this deadly disease every year. This condition cannot be curbed by puny attempts, but there is need of educating people about the main cause of skin cancer which is UV rays.
It is important to note that Solar UV radiation levels are highest during the middle of the day. In total, almost half the daytime total UV radiation is received during the few hours around noontime. Clouds, as well as ozone, have a tremendous affect on UV radiation levels. However, cloudy skies generally do not offer significant protection from UV. Thin or scattered clouds can have minor impacts on UV and even, for a short time, increase UV above what it would be on a blue sky day by further scattering the radiation and increasing the levels that reach the surface.
For children, adolescents, and young adults ages 10 to 24 years, adequate evidence suggests that counselling interventions that are available in a primary care setting or are referable from primary care can increase the use of sun-protective behaviours by a moderate amount. Skin cancer is still a risk for people older than age 24; the USPSTF said that there isn’t enough evidence that risk counselling actually works for that age group.
In a survey, it is found that almost one in every fifty American born today is getting a deadly disease called skin cancer called melanoma. The nature of the UV exposure may play a role in melanoma development. Many studies have linked the development of melanoma on the chest and back and legs to frequent sunburns especially in childhood.. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a major risk factor for most melanomas. Sunlight is the main source of UV radiation, which can damage the genes in your skin cells. Tanning lamps and beds are also sources of UV radiation. People with high levels of exposure to light from these sources are at greater risk for skin cancer, including melanoma.