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Why do you not need sun protection whe the UV index is 3?

In Australia, they recommend sun protection when the UV index is above 3. Why is this? Surely whenever it's above 0 there are still UV rays hitting your skin? Would 10 minutes in the sun with a UV ...
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Calculating sun exposure limit over changing UV index

I'm currently working on an engineering project which monitors the users current UV exposure and attempts to calculate how much time they can safely remain in the sun. An issue I've encountered is ...
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Are cheap sunglasses dangerous?

Does having any plastic between your eyes and the environment automatically provide UVA and UVB protection? Or do the lenses actually have to be coated (or be comprised of a special type of plastic) ...
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Does wearing UV blocking glasses worsen myopia in children?

I have found this article which claims (for chicken) that blocking outdoors UV light made myopia worse. Some kids require glasses from a young age, e.g. 6 years old. Most of these glasses do have UV ...
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Do bearded faces age slower?

Recent research indicates that UV exposure may be responsible for around 80% of facial skin aging symptoms. The more unprotected exposure from the sun, the more the skin ages. Does the evidence show ...
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Test UV protection on sunglasses

I bought sunglasses in China that claims to have UV400 protection. I'd like to test this as my eyes' health is on the line :) Is there any way to check the maximum UV amount these glasses can protect ...
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Safe UV exposure time

How long can our body be exposed to UV to not cause health problems like skin cancer, etc,. In some parts of the USA, the UV index can reach High (7-9). I'm trying to understand if I need to stay ...
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To what extent do UV-A, UV-B and UV-C exposure account for visible signs of aging in the skin? I'm looking for a breakdown between UV-A, UV-B and UV-C

Several studies indicate that UV exposure account for between 80% to 90% of visible signs of aging in the skin. E.g., from {1}: UV exposure may account for up to 80% of visible signs of aging in the ...
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What is the proper type of UV rays for COVID-19 sterilization?

I have seen this device which is used for medical sterilization: I like to know proper type of UV light for Covid-19, and seen this posts: UV light covers a wavelength spectrum from 100 to 380 nm ...
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Which kind for filter to protect eyes from LED's blue light : UV(A), UV(B) or UV(C)?

I heard about the so called "retinal light toxicity" that the blue light from LED lighting may cause. I would like to mount a filter on the objective of my microscope to reduce the risk of injuries, ...
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Relationship between UPF/SPF and reduction in UV damage

I'm trying to untangle the relationship between the UPF/SPF rating of clothing or sunscreen and its effectiveness at reducing health risks from exposure to sunlight. The first complication is that a ...
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How good are snow goggles for UV protection?

Snow goggles are sometimes used to protect against photokeratitis (a.k.a. snow blindness). How good are snow goggles for UV protection? E.g., do they block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays, ...
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Beyond melanogenesis, what mechanisms does the human body have for acquired tolerance to UV-B exposure?

I've been studying narrow-band UV-B phototherapy used for treatment of psoriasis and eczema. Generally, the administering physician will begin at a low enough UV dose to avoid burning, and gradually ...
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What UV intensity (watts per area) should be the maximum a light-skinned person should be exposed to?

I have a UV AB meter that can measure UV A and B light intensity in microWatts/(centimeters squared). In direct afternoon sunlight, I measure UV AB at about 3000 microWatts/cm^2. In the shade of the ...