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Six facts about UV exposure that you may not know!

The following facts demonstrate how the environment or terrain affects the level of UV radiation that we are exposed to:

1. Wet fresh snow can reflect as much as 85% of UV radiation. This means that snow reflection can double overall
UV exposure.
2. Similarly, white water and sand can reflect the UVI […]

By |April 5th, 2013|2013|0 Comments

Redhead Pigment Boosts Skin-Cancer Risk

Redhead Pigment Boosts Skin-Cancer Risk

 

Fair-skinned, red-haired folks know — sometimes through painful experience — that they are more susceptible to the damaging effects of the Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, including sunburn, skin ageing and a higher risk of skin cancers. But a study published recently shows that the pigment responsible for this colouring has a role in the development of melanoma. […]

By |March 26th, 2013|2013|0 Comments
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