If you live on the planet Earth, there is no way to escape being exposed to radiation. Humans are exposed to tiny and controllable radioactive doses daily from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation to cosmic, micro, and other types of radiation shielding.
Fortunately, with a bit of knowledge and some simple, regular measures, you can avoid any adverse consequences of UV radiation, including cancer, and enjoy the health advantages of the sunshine state without concern or stress.
What is UV (Ultraviolet) Radiation?
While sunbeds and tanning salons generate UV light, the vast majority of UV radiation humans are exposed to originates from the sun. UV rays do the most significant harm to exposed human skin, although accounting for just a tiny portion of the sun’s radiation.
In reality, their radiation exposure is classified as ionizing, which means it damages the DNA of our skin cells.
UV rays are classified into three types:
There is no such thing as “safe” UV radiation, according to most medical experts. As a result, it is your responsibility to take appropriate measures.
Prevent Skin Cancer by Applying Radiation Protection Principles
Because UV rays are a kind of radiation, the Principles of Radiation Shielding apply to people outside on a sunny day just as much as they do to those who work in a radioactive field. The three principles are as follows:
UV Radiation may not be more dangerous than nuclear radiation. However, the protection measure is still necessary. Like the lead shielding system, there must also be a protection system to combat the adverse effect of UV Radiation.
Remember that most UV rays pass straight through cloud levels and that water and snow may reflect and amplify their impact. Surprisingly, cancer isn’t the only issue caused by UV radiation. UV rays have been shown in studies to raise the incidence of cataracts and other visual disorders and suppress the immune system.