The Truth about Vitamin D and Overexposure to the Sun
Vitamin D plays many different important roles when it comes to your health. One of the most crucial is regulation of the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients such as phosphorus and calcium. For your body to produce this type of vitamin, you need sunlight.
Lack of this vitamin means increasing your risks of osteomalacia, or abnormalities of the bone, as well as osteoporosis, or fragility of the bones.
How much complete sun exposure do you need?
According to WebMD, you only need at least thirty minutes of complete sun exposure (face, back, legs, and arms) once a week in order to make your body produce enough Vitamin D.
What happens when you get too much of the sun’s rays?
There are a lot of health dangers associated with overexposure to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun. Among these include loss of skin elasticity, premature skin ageing, rashes, dryness, itchiness, sunburn, and the worst of all, skin cancer.
Does staying indoors help prevent overexposure?
Yes, it definitely does. However, this does not automatically mean that the sun’s powerful UVA rays cannot get to you even when you stay indoors. This is particularly true when you spend plenty of time near glass windows since they can only block UVB. Depending on the type of glass used in your windows, you can still receive up to 75 percent of UVA radiation, Yes Blinds says.
What should you do then?
There are plenty of ways to avoid overexposure inside your own home or office. You do not have to stay away from your windows completely, as long as you have them covered the right way. Window treatments, such as roller blinds, will give you a way not only to cover your windows but also to control the amount of sunlight you want to allow through.
And with the low cost of roller blinds, you do not have to worry about UVA radiation exposure nor putting a huge dent in your wallet.