The World Health Organization strongly recommends that exposure to the sun be limited and everyone should avoid the use of synthetic ultraviolet rays. At high concentrations, UV rays can be harmful for the skin and potentially lead to the formation of cancer.
Why is that?
Sunlight is charged with ultraviolet rays. Two kinds of UV rays are dangerous for the skin.
UVA rays attack the layers of the epidermis and weaken its natural defenses. Exhausted, the skin cells can no longer resist internal threats. Cancer cells form and develop freely.
UVB rays directly attack the skin's genetic make-up and cause abnormalities that turn into cancer.
Children are the most sensitive to these rays.
What can we do about it?
It is possible to prevent UV radiation from damaging the skin. It only takes a few practical actions:
1) Do not expose yourself too much to the sun between 10 am and 4 pm. Ultraviolet rays are more powerful between these hours.
2) Move into the shade if the sun is very active.
3) Find out about the UV index level in your area.
4) Wear UV safety glasses, tightly woven clothing and a hat when going outdoors.
5) Always take sunscreen with you and do not hesitate to apply it every hour to exposed areas of the body.
6) Do not use any device that emits ultraviolet rays.
7) Protect and sensitize children about the danger of overexposure to the sun.