Do the risks of sunburn increase with altitude?

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Do the risks of sunburn increase with altitude?

Many harmful ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn are blocked by the atmosphere surrounding the Earth. However, the less atmosphere there is above you, the more chance there is you can be sunburned. There are 20 percent more ultraviolet rays in Denver, the Mile High city, than at sea level.

   

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