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Awareness of the aspects of sun protection among college going girls

BEENU SINGH and MANISHA GAHLOT
Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 20, Issue - 1 ( January-April. 2022)

Published: 2022-04-30

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Abstract


An increase in outdoor activities and habits of humans frequently result in more exposure to solar radiation which consist of different electromagnetic radiations namely ultraviolet radiation (UVR), visible light and infrared radiation. UV radiation is a known carcinogen, It can pierce deep into the layer of skin which causes immediate tanning and premature aging of skin and certain type of skin cancers. Most of the people are ignorant about the different concepts related to the harmful effects of ultra violet rays. Therefore, the current study was designed to explore the knowledge and awareness of college going girls pertaining to the different aspects of the sun protection. An exploratory study was conducted through survey using questionnaire to collect data for assessing the awareness regarding different aspects of sun protection among female students of GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. The data revealed that most of the respondents were not aware of different aspects of sun protection like range of UV radiations, UPF, characteristics of sun protective measures and health effects due to exposure to sunlight.


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