If exposure to UV light causes your lupus symptoms to worsen, you’re not alone. In fact, there is even a connection between lupus and fluorescent lights.
Fluorescent light bulbs can emit high levels of UV radiation
Fluorescent light is not only ugly and hard on the eyes, but can be extremely harmful for your body.
Fluorescent light emits dangerous ultraviolet radiation, which accumulates in your body over time.
There are two parts to this radiation, UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are the ones that cause sunburn, while UVA rays are responsible for aging skin.
Health Risks from UV Exposure
- Premature skin aging and wrinkling
- Stronger allergic reactions
- Weakened immune system
- Skin cancer and deadly melanoma
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Material Damage from UV Exposure
The UV rays emitted by fluorescent lighting can also damage or fade materials. UV rays are known to cause fading to photographs, paintings, carpet, draperies, clothing, etc.
From the graph, you can see that UV is a significant factor in material and fabric fading. Our UV sleeves help reduce material fading.
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