UV safety month takes place yearly in July with the goal to highlight the growing need for public education and awareness about the dangers of UV rays.

UV radiation is divided into three distinct bands.UVA, UVB, and UVC

UVC, although possessing the highest energy and has the greatest potential for biological damage, Is thankfully filtered by the ozone layer and is therefore not considered to be a factor in solar exposure of human beings

The amount of solar UVB reaching the earth's surface is affected by the time of the day, cloudiness, and ozone layer. UV radiation is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm. UVB is primarily associated with erythema and sunburn. It can cause immunosuppression and photocarcinogenesis

UVA is of longer wavelength compared with UVB and is less affected by altitude or atmospheric conditions. UVA can penetrate deeper through the skin and is not filtered by window glass. It has been estimated that approximately 50% of exposure to UVA occurs in the shade. READ THAT AGAIN.

UV radiation can cause sunburns, wrinkles, premature aging, and cancer, there is permanent need for protection from UV radiation and prevention from their side effects.

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