Obviously, Las Vegas is known for sunny days.
Below is a few statements you should keep in mind when enjoying Las
|A sun tan is healthy
||A tan results from your body defending
itself against further damage from UV radiation.
|A tan protects you from the sun
||A dark tan on white skin only offers an SPF
of about 4.
|You can’t get sun burnt on a cloudy day
||Up to 80% of solar UV radiation can
penetrate light cloud cover. Haze in the atmosphere can even
increase UV radiation exposure.
|You can’t get sun burnt while in the water
||Water offers only minimal protection from UV
radiation, and reflections from water can enhance your UV
|UV radiation during the winter is not dangerous
||UV radiation is generally lower during the
winter months, but snow reflection can double your overall
exposure, especially at high altitude.
|Sunscreens protect me so I can sunbathe much longer
||Sunscreens are not intended to increase sun
exposure time but to increase protection during unavoidable
exposure. The protection they afford depends critically on
their correct application.
|Taking regular breaks during sunbathing you will not get
||UV radiation exposure is cumulative during
|If you don’t feel the hot rays of the sun you will not
get sun burnt
||Sunburn is caused by UV radiation which
cannot be felt. Most of the heating is caused by the sun’s
visible and infrared radiation and not by UV radiation.