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Why you should be concerned about UV rays

May 17, 2020

It is no exaggeration, but living in today's times, we do not even have the luxury to roam lazily on a warm sunny day... much to the ridicule of our elders who chide us for being too panicky about the Sun's rays. But the fact remains that the harmful effects of the UV rays are no exaggeration either. So, what has changed over a generation, that is keeping us away from getting our daily dose of Vitamin D? It is the gradual thinning of the Earth's Ozone layer, or Ozone depletion, as we call it, that is responsible for increasing the amount of Ultraviolet radiation. This increased radiation that reaches the Earth's surface causes incidence of skin cancer, eye cataracts, genetic and immune system damage.

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And it is not being outdoors that makes us prone to the harmful effects of UV rays. Even within the confines of our homes and offices, we are at the risk of exposing ourselves to UV radiation. This happens if we use ordinary glass that allows nearly 80% of visible light, heat and ultraviolet radiation to pass through. To counter this, we need to use the right type of reflective glass that while allowing optimum daylight to pass through, cuts radiation and reflects away heat – like Sun Ban from Saint-Gobain does. Sun Ban from Saint-Gobain is a best-in-class range of Solar Control Glass for residences. It comes with a special coating that provides superior UV protection and reflects nearly 70% heat. It ensures indoor temperatures remain unaffected or are lower than outdoor temperature, as compared to ordinary clear glass. Sun Ban is ideal for tropical regions, especially the climatic conditions prevalent in India. Sun Ban range of glass solutions is aesthetically pleasing in chic and contemporary colours and varied thicknesses. It has versatile applications like use in windows, staircase glazing, facades and balconies, etc.

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So, stay safe, and let the Sun bring rays of sunshine and not UV rays!