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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Why are UV rays harmful to skin?

  • Shivani

    July 6, 2021 at 10:54 am
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    Certain behaviors are associated with skin cancer caused by UV rays. Regular activities that include long exposure to the sun, such as going to the beach, can increase the risk of skin cancer. Even just sitting in an area with plenty of sunlight can increase your sunlight and risk.

    Look for common symptoms of sun damage, such as

    the sun is very hot

    spots of liver

    spots of rough or damaged skin

    thick and dry skin on the neck

    All of these symptoms of sun damage and activities have been linked to the risk of cancer.

    Avoiding exposure to the sun largely depends on covering your face and body when you are outdoors. Hats can help protect your face, and covering areas of your body that are less exposed to the sun or more sensitive to sunburn will help protect your body. SPF lip balm and sunglasses protect the lips and eyes from UV rays. The sunscreen is very important too, and should be used anywhere you are not wearing clothing. In areas with strong sunlight, sunscreen should be used regularly.

    Man-made sources of UV radiation have also been linked to cancer. There are also types of solar panels, such as solar panels and bedspreads, that emit UV rays like the sun. Lab research has found that modified sunlight can cause DNA changes as real sunlight. People who use bed sheets often sleep in them for long periods of time, which is very dangerous. Radiation exposure depends on the length of time spent in bed and the amount of use. Bedding can be very harmful if used before the age of 20.

    Phototherapy, a treatment for certain skin ailments such as psoriasis, involves a medication that makes you more sensitive to UV rays. There are other treatments that can also make you more sensitive to sunlight and prone to sunburn, so make sure you know if you need more sun protection. Black lights, commonly used in clubs, emit UVA radiation.

    Although UVA radiation is a weakened form of UV radiation, regular exposure to it is not good for you. Those who work with black lights should be very careful with their exposure. Mercury vapor lamps do not expose people to UV radiation when they are working properly, but if broken, they will emit UV radiation. Mercury vapor lamps are often used to illuminate public areas such as roads or gyms, so knowing the potential side effects is important.

    Sun hat on the sand

    Xenon-mercury lamps and high-pressure xenon suppress harmful substances. Used in the treatment of ink, coating, video guessing, fiber optics, disinfection and car headlights, UV rays are present in many everyday objects. Beware of prolonged exposure to those substances as well. Certain heating elements such as plasma lamps and welding arcs can also emit UV rays. These are linked to eye melanoma, so make sure your eyes are properly protected before performing any metal work.

    Other health issues caused by UV radiation include symptoms of sun damage, rash, sunburn, and premature aging. Eye problems caused by UV radiation include inflammation of the cornea, cataract and pterygium, which causes blurred vision. UV radiation can also weaken the immune system, which in turn can spread disease faster.

    Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, so avoiding exposure to UV radiation is very important. Protect yourself by staying in the shade, make sure you always remember your sun protection and sunglasses, and check your body regularly for signs of skin cancer.

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