MODELLING RISKS USING QUANTUM PHYSICS PRINCIPLES FOR HEALTH PROJECTS: MANGAUNG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY, SOUTH AFRICABernard Moeketsi Hlalele
Skin cancer and cataracts are the most important public health concerns. The social cost of these diseases, such as death, disfigurement and blindness, can be overwhelming both in terms of human suffering and the financial burdens. Much of this could be avoided by reducing exposure to solar radiation. The sun is the principal source of Electromagnetic radiation exposure for most individuals. Exposure to the sun is known to be associated with various skin cancers, accelerated skin aging, cataract (opacity in the lens of the eye) and other eye diseases, and possibly has an adverse effect on a personâs ability to resist infectious diseases. Thus the current study sought to characterise long term solar radiation effects with specific reference to human health from the ground reflection (grass and dry soils) in order to alert both the public and government authorities to take measures against these catastrophic biological and anatomical effects which are likely to translate to health risk disasters including cancer. The study revealed non-significant Mann Kendall trends in both annual and seasonal (summer) temperature time series. All wavelengths computed by Wiensâ Law fell within only one EM spectral band (infrared) giving a 100% probability of infrared radiation in the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality over decades. The situation therefore needs government through health and disaster management departments to put proactive measures in place given the current rapidly changing climatic conditions in the world including but not limited to Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality.