Paper published on exposure to solar UV during outdoor construction work


IOM scientists Professor John Cherrie and Hilary Cowie are amongst the co-authors of a paper entitled "Exposure to solar UV during outdoor construction work in Britain", which has been published in the Annals of Work Exposures and Health.

Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun in summer can cause skin cancer and in Britain there are around 1500 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) each year, caused by exposure to solar UV at work. Little is known about the magnitude of UV exposure amongst outdoor construction workers in Britain, although this is one of the main groups at risk.

The full paper is available here