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Estimating the global disease burden due to ultraviolet radiation exposure

Lucas, Robyn; McMichael, Anthony; Armstrong, Bruce K; Smith, Wayne T


Background: WHO's global burden of disease studies, undertaken since 1996, apportion the total global disease burden, measured in disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), to specific diseases and injuries. Recent assessments of the relative burden due to specific environmental risk factors, plus an understanding of the nature of the risk factor, may guide resource allocation in risk factor management. We report here the global disease burden due to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure. Methods:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyn017


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