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  • Did you know that children need added protection from the sun because they are more vulnerable to UV light than adults?

  • Because they spend more time outdoors, a child's average UV exposure is three times higher than that of an adult.

  • 40 to 50% of a 60-year-old person's lifetime UV exposure occurs before the age of 20.

  • Melanin is the skin's natural protection from UV radiation, but children's skin has less of this protective pigment.

  • For this reason, children need extra protection from UV rays to lower their risk of getting sun allergies and sunburn.

  • It's important to protect your child's skin with sunscreen.

  • Use an SPFsun protective factorof at least 50 plus, and apply it regularly.

  • Remember to also dress your child in sun protective clothing and sun protection hats for added sun safety.

  • And babies should be kept out of the sun completely.

  • But what about kids' eyes?

  • Their eyes don't filter UV radiation the same way that adult eyes do.

  • And the sun can cause eye damage early on.

  • The crystalline lens protecting children's eyes is more transparent than that of an adult.

  • And, depending on their age, it can allow up to 10 times more UV rays into the eyes.

  • Children should always wear sunglasses when playing outside in the sun.

  • But what about days without direct sunlight?

  • UV rays are also present when it's overcast.

  • So, make sure that clear spectacle lenses also give your child full UV protection, as most lenses don't.

  • All lenses should offer UV protection up to a wavelength of 400 nanometers (nm) because the irradiance between 380 nm and 400 nm is much more intense

  • and is actually responsible for 40% of the total amount of solar UV irradiance on earth.

  • It's never too late to start protecting your eyes.

  • But be sure to start protecting your child's eyes as early as possible.

  • When your child's eyes and skin are protected, you can have peace of mind while they have a carefree time outdoors.

Did you know that children need added protection from the sun because they are more vulnerable to UV light than adults?

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UV Protection for Kids: What you need to know

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    たらこ posted on 2022/04/13
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