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The values shown are UPFs (ultraviolet protection factors) .


UV Protection

A certain degree of ultraviolet (UV) radiation promotes health and is necessary for producing vitamin D3, which promotes bone growth. But 15 minutes of indirect sunlight on the hands and face are sufficient for that purpose.

PLEXIGLAS? roofs keep out UV radiation. With an ultraviolet protection factor of UPF 50+, they have the highest UPF of any glazing material and therefore act as an effective sunshield.
 

High risk for children and adults

Strong UV radiation is especially harmful to children, because their skin cannot offer them adequate protection before the age of 16 to 18. This is particularly dangerous in view of the fact that by the age of 18, the body is exposed to as much as 80 percent of a lifetime’s UV radiation, according to Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid).

Not only children, but also adults who constantly work outdoors are exposed to a high risk. Construction and road workers, gardeners and tradesmen who are exposed to direct sunlight every day in spring and summer cannot cope with the high UV radiation. A PLEXIGLAS? roof can reduce this health risk.

It is a fact that too much sun can damage health, from sunburn and conjunctivitis to an increased cancer risk. If someone spends too much time in the sun, the UV rays can damage the skin cell’s genetic material. If the sunburn is only minor, the body can repair the skin, but this is not possible if the damage is more extensive.
According to German Cancer Aid, some 140,000 people contract skin cancer each year in Germany.


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