UV Rays

UV Rays

Redefining The Healthcare For Pilots

Introducing the three types of UV Rays

UVA Rays

UVA rays can cause premature aging of skin cells and can damage your DNA. These are the rays that are linked to long-term skin damage, and they are what cause a few forms of skin cancers.

UVB Rays

UVB rays have more energy than UVA rays, making them more dangerous in the long run. They damage skin cells directly. UVB rays are the rays that cause sunburns and are responsible for a majority of skin cancers.

UVC Rays

UVC rays have the most energy of the three. But, these rays never make it through the atmosphere, and they are not involved with sunlight. Despite having the most energy, UVC rays are the most harmless of all rays.

Health Risks

UVA and UVB rays are the most damaging to the human body. Both put you at risk for skin cancer, though UVB is more prevalent in the cause than UVA. There are no safe UV rays, even if UVC rays never pass the atmosphere this does not mean that they do not cause harm. Other health risks include skin aging, wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, and dark patches. They can also decrease or suppress the skin’s immune system.

UV Exposure

UV exposure depends on the amount that a person gets. Certain effects of UV exposure, such as sunburns, can be prevented by putting on sunscreen or wearing more layers of clothing to protect the skin.

Factors affecting the amount of UV
radiation exposure

Time of the Day

UV rays tend to be the strongest between midmorning through the late afternoon. Those who live in particularly bright and sunny areas year round are especially at risk for UV exposure. It’s advised to remain indoors during 10 AM to 4 PM.

Weather Conditions

If you think you can’t get sunburned in a cloudy day, you are wrong. Cloud coverage, which varies, can block some UV and prevent exposure. But, coverage with clouds can only stop so much, and even then some UV rays are still able to break through them, causing damage to your eyes and skin.

Altitude

With increasing altitude less atmosphere is available to absorb UV radiation. With every 1000 m in altitude, UV levels increase by approximately 10 percent.

UV Rays

What Does This Have to Do with the Shirts?

Our shirts provide the upmost protection against UV rays. The problems stated above that come from exposure are effectively eliminated by wearing our shirts. Our shirts block UV radiation with the added benefit of keeping insulated so you do not get overheated.

No matter what part of the world you are in, what season it is, or even the distance from the equator, the health risks will be significantly lessened by wearing our shirt.

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