Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change: 2014 assessment

Around 30 million cases of skin cancer will be prevented by 2030, thanks to successful implementation of the Montreal Protocol and its amendments says this new report produced by the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) of the Montreal Protocol.

The report details various effects of UV radiation on human health, ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles, air quality and materials. The threat of large increases in skin cancers has been avoided due to the success of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in controlling ozone depletion, according to the newly published "Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its Interactions with Climate Change: 2014 Assessment" report, produced by the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) of the Montreal Protocol, following its latest quadrennial assessment. The report explains that, according to some estimates, up to 2 million cases of skin cancer will be prevented each year by 2030, thanks to the successful implementation of the Montreal Protocol and its amendments. The EEAP assessment report, written by over 40 scientists from across the world, provides key findings on the environment and health since the last full assessment conducted by the EEAP in 2010. The report highlights the changes in ultraviolet (UV) radiation that have occurred as a result of ozone depletion and other environmental changes.

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