Shining A Light On a Glaring Problem

What do your smartphone and the need for sun protection have in common?

You may want to reflect on that!

New research looks into the potential role electronics’ screens play in UV light exposure. UV light is the kind doctors say increases the risk of skin cancer and ages skin. The research measured the amount of UV light that “bounced off” smartphones, tablets and laptops placed on a music stand.

They found the glossier the surface the more light was reflected. Doctors say they are only concerned with exposure over time and that device reflection is just another source contributing to overall UV exposure.

 To protect yourself wear sunglasses and sunblock year round, at least 30 spf.

Related: 6 Natural Ways to Boost Your Vitamin D Without the Sun

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