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The Impact / Danger of Excessive UV Rays


Sunbathing in the sun, especially in the morning is indeed recommended for health. As sunbathing in the morning provides vitamin D to our body and skin. But if you sunbathe excessively at the wrong hour, it will have a bad impact on your health and skin. The adverse effects that occur are generally caused by radiation rays that come from exposure to sunlight.


What kind of radiation does the sun give off?

Bright and hot sunlight consists of several radiations, including cosmic rays, gamma rays, X rays, UV rays, visible light, infrared rays, and radio waves.


For UV rays themselves, they are subdivided into several types, such as:


UV-A rays

UV rays have strong radiation when they reach the earth. They are the major contributor to the problem of damage to skin cells which is the cause of skin cancer


UV-B rays

rays that burn the skin and causes redness, damage to the skin caused by UV-b is usually more superficial


UV-C rays

rays that are absorbed by ozone but the radiation is more impactful in causing damage


Generally, bad radiations such as gamma rays, cosmic rays, X rays, and UVC rays will be filtered out by our atmosphere. However, other radiations such as UVA, UVB, and IR rays are still able to penetrate the atmosphere and eventually reach the earth's surface.



What are the dangers of UV rays?

Excessive UV rays can cause several problems such as:

- causes skin cancer

- sunburns

- destroys immunity

- accelerate the aging process

- triggers eye damage

- damage or fade the color of the furniture

- damage the layers of the building


Although UV rays have many negative impacts, on the other hand, UV rays are also able to provide several benefits, such as:

- a natural source of vitamin D

- helps the process of photosynthesis in plants

- kills bacteria in drinking water

- helps the process of food detection and navigation for animals (insects)



How do we prevent excessive UV rays?

There are several ways to overcome this problem, for example, if it's for body condition then we can avoid it by applying sunscreen and or using umbrellas when you are outside, if it's for an eye condition, use sunglasses, or another way is to take shelter inside the house.


However, if the house as a shelter has many openings and transparent windows, the inside of the house will still be exposed to direct sunlight and the impact of UV rays will still be felt. Not only will it damage the furniture of the house but will also have an impact on the members of the house sitting near the window.


Well, that's why many homeowners who are aware of the impact of UV and want to prevent the damage or impact caused by UV rays will usually use an alternative such as window film. With a layer of window film on a transparent window, your home will be protected from UV impacts and also from the excessive heat that comes from infrared (IR) rays.


Before choosing the type of window film, you should first study the specifications of the window film offered, choose a window film that suits your needs and is proven to be able to reduce heat and reflect solar radiation. Just like refelctofilm, a window film that is proven to be able to reduce heat and reflect UV and IR up to 100%* and can reduce electricity bills by up to 50%*.


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