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UV radiation is further divided into UVA, UVB and UVC rays, depending on their wavelength, and consequently, their intensity. As sunlight passes through the atmosphere, all UVC and approximately 90% of UVB radiation is absorbed by ozone, water vapour, oxygen and carbon dioxide. UVA radiation is less affected by the atmosphere. Therefore, the UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface is largely composed of UVA with a small UVB component. UVB radiation, which is more energetic than UVA radiation, is related to the development of sunburns and appearance of most skin cancers and cataracts. UVA radiation, less energetic, may have a role in the progression of some skin cancers. These rays are also linked to long-term skin damage such as skin ageing and wrinkles. UVA radiation represents most of the radiation provided by most tanning beds, in the solariums.


Protect the children

About sun exposure, children require special attention for several reasons. In addition to their skin being more sensitive and more susceptible to sunburn, children tend to spend more time outdoors and may not be aware of the dangers of excessive sun exposure. Parents and other caregivers should teach and encourage your children to apply sunscreen whenever you go outdoors and may be exposed to large amounts of sunlight. Children need to be taught about the dangers of too much sun exposure as they become more independent. If you or your child burn easily, be extra careful to cover up, limit exposure, and apply sunscreen. Babies younger than 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight and protected from the sun using hats and protective clothing. Sunscreen may be used on small areas of exposed skin only if adequate clothing and shade are not available.