The Sunscreen Squad

UVA Rays: No Longer in the Shade.

Posted in sunscreen by sunscreensquad on August 4, 2008

UVA and UVB: How they affect our skin.

Image from Ultra Violet Devices Inc. Website - http://www.uvdi.com/index.php?pagelink=FACTS_ABOUT_UV

UVA are long reaching rays which are not absorbed by the ozone layer. Exposure to UVA radiation can contribute to premature skin aging and eye damage. UVA rays penetrate water, fog and clouds, so don’t be fooled by thinking you are safe from sun damage on a cloudy day! UVA rays can also penetrate glass. Take a look at the following pictures from a study on the La Roche Posay, Anthelios website. This teacher was facing her class so that the sun was shining through the window onto the left side of her face. UVA rays were penetrating the glass and damaging her skin. Look at the difference between each side of her face after 30 years!

For more information go to http://www.anthelios.com/anthelios-uvraydamage.html

Recent proposals for changes to sunscreen testing and labeling in the US will hopefully give UVA radiation the recognition it deserves.

Left: proposal for new sunscreen labeling taken from the US Food and Drug Administration website. Read more about it here: http://www.fda.gov/consumer/updates/sunscreen082307.html

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  1. Alena said, on December 5, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Alena

    http://www.smallbusinessavenues.com

  2. […] UVA Rays: No Longer in the Shade. Posted in Uncategorized by solalina on December 15, 2009 […]


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