UVA / UVB Block

New Product! UVA/UVB Block sunscreen

Almost an Hour of Flying Equals 20 Minutes of Tanning

The researchers took measurements in a plane at several elevations in San Jose, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. While the plane’s windshield blocked most of the UV-B radiation, it allowed UV-A radiation, which is the same type produced by the tanning bed tested, to pass through.

“Pilots flying for 56.6 minutes at 30,000 feet receive the same amount of UV-A [cancer-causing] effective radiation as that from a 20-minute tanning bed session,” the authors write in the paper.

Most commercial aircraft fly at this altitude, where the level of UV radiation is double that found at ground level. UV radiation reaching the cockpit can also increase when the plane flies over thick cloud cover or snow fields, which can reflect up to 85 percent of the UV radiation.

The greater UV-A radiation exposure in the cockpit results from the design of the airplane’s windshield. Tests have shown that plastic and glass windshields can block most of the UV-B radiation. However, up to 54 percent of UV-A radiation is able to get through the windshields.

Why Ultraviolet Radiation Block?

  • Very light weight under 4 Oz
  • Place on inside of windshield or cabin window and rub ,will cling by it own static electricity
  • If shield loses it static cling rub briskly on clothing to recharge
  • Blocks 99.9 % of ultraviolet light
  • Remove and install in seconds ( can be keep in flight bag)

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