UV Radiation Facts

Below are some important UV radiation facts Dr. Arian Fartash thinks is important to be aware of, regardless of your age.
  • 80% of UV exposure is before the age of 18
  • Children receive 3x the amount of UV than adults
  • The sun is most dangerous between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M, just when our kids tend to be playing and staying outdoors the most. Providing our kids with proper protection during these times will develop positive habits while keeping them safe as they grow.
  • 10% of skin cancers occur around the eye.
  • UV exposure is the primary risk factor associated with early cataracts, eye pathologies, macular degeneration, and skin cancers.
  • UV protection in the form of sunglasses is like sunscreen for the eyes.
  • More than 50% of the suns UV rays can pass thru clouds, so wear sunglasses even on cloudy days.
  • UV exposure is close to double in the snow
  • Eyes can develop sunburn as UV rays reflect off snow and water.
  • Sand at the playground reflects about 15% of the suns UV rays