Can You Get a Sunburn Through Your Home Windows?

When you’re sitting by one of your home windows, could you actually be getting a sunburn? Contrary to popular belief, you cannot get a sunburn through your home windows. Window glass blocks the sun’s B rays, which are responsible for burns. However, you can still experience other effects of sun exposure through glass. Watch this video for insight into managing the amount of sun exposure you get through your home windows. Window glass doesn’t block UVA rays. These rays won’t cause burns, but they can cause premature aging and skin cancer—another reason wearing sunscreen every day is smart. If you’re on medications that could trigger a reaction to the sun, be mindful of the rays you’re getting through your windows.

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