July is UV Safety Month, so here is an infographic with some sun safety tips!
What are UV Rays?
Ultraviolet Radiation is simply one form of energy coming from the sun. UV rays are invisible rays that can damage the skin and cause melanoma and other types of skin cancer.
What are the different types of UV Rays?
There are two main types of UV light, UVA and UVB. UVB is what gives you your sunburn and is responsible for some types of skin cancers. UVA rays are the ones that can make the skin leathery and wrinkly in appearance and these also can contribute to certain skin cancers. (An easy way to remember: "A" is for aging and "B" is for burning). Both types are harmful to you in different ways
Sun Safety Tips
UV light can be harmful to the skin as many of us know who have been badly sunburned. However, it can also be very bad for our eyes. Eye structures such as the cornea, retina, and lens are damaged from UV radiation, so protecting your eyes is vital.