A question that many people never think about, is whether or not UV rays can be harmful through the glass. If you’re sat by a window feeling the sun on your skin – does risk causing sunburn or other damage? Perhaps you’re sitting by a window as you read this right now; are you in danger?
The unfortunate answer is yes – to at least some degree, you can experience sun damage through glass windows.
More specifically, glass windows block as certain wavelength of light known as ‘UVB’ while allowing UVA to still come through. UVB is the ‘shorter wavelength’ of light and is the main kind that is primarily responsible for sunburn and skin cancer. So that’s good news – if you sit by a window at work then you probably won’t get sunburn.
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