Which of the following is not one of the prime health risks associated with greater UV radiation through the atmosphere due to depletion of stratospheric ozone ?

  • Option 1)

    Damage to eyes

  • Option 2)

    Increased liver cancer

  • Option 3)

    Increased skin cancer

  • Option 4)

    Reduced Immune System

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in concept

Cancer -

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases of human beings and is a major cause of death all over the globe.

- wherein

In our body, cell growth and differentiation is highly controlled and regulated. In cancer cells, there is breakdown of these regulatory mechanisms

 

 Depletion of stratospheric ozone, UV radiation is able to reach earth's surface. The exposure to these radiations has increased the occurrence of skin cancer, snow blindness (damage to eyes), herpes and deficient functioning of immune system, etc.

Liver cancer is not a consequence of UV exposure it is a pathogen-induced, health or life - style induced disease.


Option 1)

Damage to eyes

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

Increased liver cancer

This option is correct.

Option 3)

Increased skin cancer

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

Reduced Immune System

This option is incorrect.

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