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Question: Anti-UV protection in big cities

 enverhoxha - Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:13 am

Anti-UV protection of the skin should be more careful outside the big cities than inside? Apparently the UV radiations are not so intense in a big city, because people don't get easily tanned. I suppose this could be the effect of air pollution. Is this true and therefore the risk for the skin is lower, or my assumption is simply wrong and you have to protect yourself with equal caution?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:06 am

User avatar Hello,A very interesting post this is!Reports do say that atmospheric pollution does attenuate UV Radiance.Urban high raise buildings also offer some protection.Also trees do influence the irradiation on urban pedestrians with a good ultraviolet protection factor.This also would depend on the lattitude of the cities.However from the photoprotection point of view there should be no difference in the protection taken for the radiance tends to vary with different conditions.
Best wishes.

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