The Damage Caused to your Health by UV Rays

sun shining through cloudsUltra Violet Rays is one energy that comes from the sun. It’s wavelengths are shorter than visible light so we are unable to see it. UV Rays can cause damage to many things, for example, it can cause your furniture, floors, artwork, etc. to fade. The most harmful thing UV Rays can damage though is your skin and overall health.

How does UV Rays cause damage to your health?

It can have multiple affects, some short term and some long term. Some of the short term affects include sunburn or tanning. Some of the long term affects can be very serious, even life threatening. Some long term affects include suppressing your immune system, your skin aging prematurely, skin cancer and damage to your eyes.

In fact, did you know that more than 99% of UV Rays is absorbed by the front of the eyes? What does this mean? UV Rays can cause corneal damage, cataracts and macular degeneration. You can also develop Intraocular melanomas which is a type of skin cancer you get in your eye and can lead to being blind. Intraocular melanomas is 8 times higher in whites than in blacks.

How To Prevent UV Rays from Damaging Your Health

So what can you do about this? Well we have all heard about applying sun screen, that’s probably your number one defense. You should also wear sun glass to protect your eyes. But what about when your at home or in your car? Did you know that most professionally installed window film can block about 99% of UV Rays coming into your car or home? This is a great way to protect you and your family from ultra violet rays.

You can read more on this subject at the International Window Film Association website.

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