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Sun Protection Guide

 

What is UV?

 

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a type of radiation that is produced by the sun. UV is invisible, and there are three distinct types: UVA, UVB and UVC rays.

 

UVA rays contribute to skin burning, skin cancer and premature ageing. They have a longer wavelength, which means they are able to penetrate deeper into the base layer of the skin.


UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn and also contribute to skin cancer. UVB rays have a much shorter wavelength and burn the outer layer of the skin.

 

Lastly, UVC radiation is blocked by the ozone layer whilst UVA and UVB reaches the earth’s surface. UVC rays are created artificially during industrial processes such as welding.

 


Did You Know?

 

 

Available in tubes of cream as well as cartridge dispensers, it’s easy to provide sun protection that your staff need when working outside in the sun, and encourage it to become part of their daily routine. Be sure to place your skin protection products in a place where you and your staff are likely to see and use them – such as by doorways, in the break room, or in washrooms or changing rooms.