Pesticides and Pollutants associated with Rising Cases of Melanoma
Margo Bush1, *, Craig G. Burkhart1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2023
E-location ID: e187437222306190
Publisher ID: e187437222306190
Article History:Received Date: 08/02/2023
Revision Received Date: 26/05/2023
Acceptance Date: 04/06/2023
Electronic publication date: 07/08/2023
Collection year: 2023
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0), a copy of which is available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode. This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
UV radiation is a well-researched cause of malignant melanoma, however more than the sun may be to blame for today’s increased rates of the deadliest form of skin cancer. Pesticides and industrial pollutants are an overlooked yet major causative factor that is still being exposed to ecosystems. This article identifies documented cases of the chemical causes of melanoma stemming from a study that articulates these dangers in the year 2000. It concludes with a message that a clear risk between chemicals and melanoma exists and calls to action the need for mediation.