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Title: Urban forest influences on exposure to UV radiation and potential consequences for human health
Author: Heisler, Gordon M.
Publication: In: Gao, Wei; Schmoldt, Daniel L.; Slusser, James R., eds. UV radiation in global climate change -- measurements, modeling and effects on ecosystems. Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press: 331-369.
Key Words: human health, ozone depletion, skin cancer, urban climate, UV-B radiation, vitamin D
Abstract: This chapter explores the literature on ultraviolet (UV) irradiance in urban ecosystems with respect to the likely effects on human health. The focus was the question of whether the health effects of UV radiation should be included in the planning of landscape elements such as trees and shading structures, especially for high use pedestrian areas and school play grounds.
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