Love, LOVE the sun? Buyer beware…

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May is Sun Awareness and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. 🌞 In our latest Guelph Today article, Dr. Peirson discusses the importance of protecting yourself while enjoying the strong summer rays!

“Humans have a deep connection to the sun.

Ancient Egyptians worshipped Ra, the sun god. Sun was the source of life, power and energy, light and warmth and it caused crops to grow. Many cultures and traditions have honoured the sun and still do today. In the future the sun will play a major role in helping to end our dependence on carbon-based fuels. There’s much to celebrate in that.

May is Sun Awareness month so let’s talk sun!

Sunlight is a general term for the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun also known as solar radiation. Only half the solar radiation that reaches the Earth is visible light. Here’s the problem – it’s the invisible light, the ultraviolet (UV) radiation that is dangerous to humans.

UV is classified as 3 primary types: UVA, UVB and UVC…”

Continue reading Dr. Peirson’s article here:

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