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Suncreen Indoors?

If UV radiation can damage interior furnishings, what can it do to your skin? Just because you are indoors, you can still get a tan or burn as the sun penetrates through your windows, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

The reason we use sunscreen is to protect ourselves from UVA and UVB rays. Even on days with cloud cover, 80% of solar UV rays can penetrate through thin cloud cover. The heat you feel from the sun comes from infrared rays, not UV rays. The UV radiation exposure is cumulative, which means the total damage you receive is directly related to how often you’re exposed to UV rays. The damage this radiation causes could ultimately lead to skin diseases like cancer.

There are options you can choose to protect you and your family. Awnings, curtains or blinds will work, although they block views and can create a dark interior. Window film, however, blocks up to 99.9 percent of UV while offering an unobstructed view, allowing natural light while decreasing the use of artificial lighting.

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