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About UV-protection

  • About UV-protection

    Today we have no proof sunscreens protect from the dangereuos UV-rays. Sunscreen consist of lots of chemicals that are not healthy for humans. To be sure of beeing protected to the UV-rays, always use protecting clothing and a hat. Try to avoid the sun at noon and stay in the shade.
  • What happens with your skin in the sun?

    Malignt melanoma (skin cancer) is the kind of cancer increasing most of all cancer. Increased sun exposure and the thinner ozone layer is one of the major reasons. The reason a person develop skin cancer can be seen in how much a person has been exposed to the sun before the age of 18. To get a sunburn early in life increases the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. The most scary part is that skin cancer often is developed much later in life.

    It is the suns UV-rays that is guilty of developing the skin cancer. It is very important of beeing aware of the dangers of the UV-rays. It is very easy to take precautions of avoiding the dangers of the UV-rays.

    The UV-rays consist of electromagnetic radiation with different wavelengths. Some of the suns electromagnetic radiation is the ultraviolet (UV) radiation that is measured in Nanometer (NM). The shorter wavelenght, the more energy.
  • UVA

    Most of the suns UV-rays are the UVA rays (wavelength 315 - 400nm). The UVA cause the pigment in the skin to darken which could result in a sunburn. UVA is not burning the skin, it harms the underlying tissue. UVA has less energy than the UVB and UVC but gets deaper in the skin and its tissues.An intense and long exposure to the UVA-rays can result in a premature aging and destroying of the underlying tissues of the skin.
  • UVB

    Only a very small part of the UV-rays are in the UVB-wavelength (280 - 315nm). UVB causes the skin getting red and burned. UVB can cause blisterson the skin. UVB has more energy than the UVA. The probability UVB will cause a sunburn is 1000 times compared toeh the UVA. UVB also causes thet the skin gets thicker and a sunburn lasts longer. Different factors like skintype, exposure and genetic background could affect how a person is influenced by the exposure to UVB
  • UVC

    The earth is protected to the UVC rays by the ozone layer. UVC is extremely dangerous for the skin.
  • UV-index

    The UV-indiex is an internatinoal scale ranking the UV-rays and the risk for the human health. The UV-index is recommended by many international organisations as for example 'the World Health Organisation'.

    In summertime you will find the daily UV-index in your local paper or in the internet. Check it before going out in the sun.

    > 3 Normal UV-radiation

    Be careful even if the UV-radiation is normal as the sun can give you a sunburn even if is a cloudy day.

    3 - 6 High level UV-radiation

    Many people with sensitive skintype can get a sun burn. To be sure use SPF 15.

    - 7 - 9 Very high level UV-radiation

    The amount of UV-radiation can be very high even if it is cloudy outside. Use SPF 30+ and clothing and a hat as UV-protection.

    < 9 Extremely hig level UV-radiation.

    You can get a sunburn within minutes. Try to avoid the sun between noon (10-14). Use at leaset SPF 30+, clothing hat and approved sunglasses.