UV radiation, sun and sunbeds UV radiation, sun and sunbeds

UV radiation, sun and sunbeds

UV radiation, sun and sunbeds

UV-radiation, sun and sun beds

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Exposure of the skin to large amounts of sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation and burning of the skin increase the risk of developing skin cancer. Sunbeds (solaria/solarium equipment) also emit UV radiation.

Osion etusivun kuvanosto UV-radiation, sun and sunbeds

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Protect yourself properly from the sun

Avoid burning and get gently used to the sun. Particularly important is protection from the sun's UV radiation for children and for those who are light-skinned, red-haired and freckled.

Read more about sun protection

Osion etusivun kuvanosto UV-radiation, sun and sunbeds The Nordic Radiation SafetyAuthorities advise against using sunbeds

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The Nordic Radiation Safety Authorities advise against using sunbeds

Do not use sunbeds. There is a proven risk of skin cancer associated with using sunbeds, and there is no safe lower limit for exposure to UV radiation from sunbeds.

Statement of the authorities (published 2019) (pdf)

Osion etusivun kuvanosto UV-radiation, sun and sunbeds Use of UV-C radiation in disinfection

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Use of UV-C radiation in disinfection

UV-C radiation is well-suited for disinfecting air and water. However, UV-C radiation is dangerous to humans, animals and plants. Damage can be inflicted quickly; with efficient lamps in seconds.

Information on UV-C radiation

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Fun adventures with safety

Thought-provoking activities to do at home and on holiday.

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