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Risks Of UV Radiation
In small doses, sunlight can have many benefits to your physical and mental health. However, too much time under the sun can lead to several health issues.
As the primary source of Ultraviolet (UV) rays, prolonged exposure to sunshine can be harmful to any person, most notably in the form of skin cancer. But as terrifying as skin cancer may be, UV radiation leads to other risks you need to worry about, such as the degeneration of the cells, fibrous tissue, and blood vessels in the skin.
This means that the more time you spend under the sun, the faster your skin ages. It can also cause wrinkles and dry, coarse skin as UV radiation causes your skin to lose elasticity gradually. Your eyes and immune system aren’t spared by the detrimental effects of exposure to UV radiation.
This is why it’s essential for people who work under the sun all day or those who spend a lot of time outdoors to take necessary precautions before going outside. However, even those who are indoors all the time aren’t spared from UV radiation, especially drivers.
This infographic by Global Tint UK shows the risk of UV radiation even in the comfort of your car.