Worth knowing

People needs light, warmth and just a little, little amount of UV-light, but it´s very easy to get too much of it. During the summer between 11.00 am and 15.00 pm we are supposed to not expose ourselves for the sun at all.
There are three different UV-rays; UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC is not reaching the earth. UVA makes us brown and UVB makes our skin red and burnt. Both UVA and UVB can cause skin damage.
You should be aware of that you can burn your skin even when you don´t think you can, in the water and when it´s cloudy for example. As much as 90% of the UV-rays can break through thin clouds.

What is UPF?
UPF means Ultraviolet Protection Factor.
If you wear clothes which have UPF 20 you allow the radiation to pass through the fabric by a twentieth. If you translate this to percent a UP-factor of 50+ gives a blocking of 97,5%. AS/NZS 4399 is an Australian standard which describes how the measures of UPF should be done. The top-value is 50 and if the fabric is tested for a higher rate it will be valued as 50+.
Clothes are the best protection against the sunrays, and the parts of your body where those not cover you should use sunscreen on.
Don´t forget protecting yourself!


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