Sydney: Ultraviolet radiation bouncing off eyes may be causing higher than average rates of skin cancer on the nose. Benjamin Birt, who recently did his PhD at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, found that high rates of skin cancer on the sides of the nose could be due to ultraviolet (UV) radiation rays reflected off the eye.
Birt said the reflected rays hit predominately between the tear duct and the bridge of the nose. "The next step is to study a much greater range of facial shapes and radiation angles than possible with the existing model," he said. "Good wraparound sunglasses reduce the amount of UV radiation reaching the eye from all angles. IANS
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