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Sunlight Got Over You
Jun 09, 2016
Sunlight Got Over You

Sunlight: Cutaway study

Solar system clings on the heat light from the sun, of which earth is very lucky because it managed to nurture life forms. The so mentioned ‘life forms’ were very grateful towards the sun and since the humanitarian dreams were born we all soared towards the sun, worshiped it and literally hinge on it for energy.

The most interesting fact is that human body requires moderate sunlight in order to synthesize Vitamin D, if it sounds like sunlight brings some vitamins from the sun, then you are off beam.

For that, you must understand how sunlight works. Let us go into detail about that.

Sunlight: Cutaway study

Well, not sure whether you are mindful of the fact that the sun produces light by a process called fusion in which hydrogen atoms combine together to form a helium atom, during which tremendous amount of energy is released which we experience here 147 million miles away from heat and light.

Basically, sunlight is composed of Ultraviolet rays (UV-A, B, C), visible-spectrum and infra-red light of which UV-B is of our favor which helps in vitamin production. UV-C is very harmful to living organisms but thanks our atmosphere it shields off the inhabitants of the earth from dangerous component sunlight.

Sunlight and its effect on humans

Sunlight cannot be neglected from our daily life, but over the past few centuries there is a considerable amount of ozone depletion in our atmosphere due to human activities that’s let in harmful UV rays into earth, as a result it affects our life or even could change the humans in cycle of evolution, who knows!

Sunbathing is important for vitamin production but if the sunlight is excess it is definitely going to create a woe. Though UV-C doesn’t reach earth UV-A and UV-B can do the damage in a prolonged exposure.

UV-A has higher infiltration capacity over our skin which could damage the dermis layer of the skin thus messes with the elastic property and creates wrinkles and smears.

Whereas UV-B can cause suntan or even sunburn if you choose to eat the sunlight.

What all could happen if there is too much sunlight exposure?

1) Sunburn:

If the sunlight is too much for your skin it might result in a sunburn which can even go up to a second-degree burn in a medical context. The early symptoms would be a burning sensation and hotness accompanied by a tight pink color which progresses into red.

2) Sun strokes:

When the sun takes away a lot of water from your body it goes into a prostration resulting in fainting, thirst, hallucination, skin burn, fever etc. If no medical help is made available soon, the patient might go unconscious, getting a stroke damaging internal organs.

3) Skin cancer:

This might not be a sudden outburst but excess exposure might plant a mutation under the skin which might turn into a tumor in the initial stage later maturing into cancer. Try to avoid the sun for a prolonged period of time.

4) Fatigue:

When the temperature shoots up above normal body temperature the body resist the change but sweating off water from the body thus dehydrating you. In such cases, you would experience a headache, sick feeling, nausea etc.

What should I do if get any of the above?

 Just try to be calm and cool, the first step would be to find some shade to rest. After that make sure that you hydrate yourself with clean water. Avoid hot beverages, soda drinks instead go non-carbonated energy drinks, electrolyte drinks, coconut water etc.

If you find any sunburns apply moisturizing cream over the area, which would avoid further damage. Try to remove all clothes and bring in some air circulation if possible some cold air current cool down the body.

If the person suffering from sunburn isn’t conscious seek medical help as soon as possible, whereas in other if there are no physical restraints it wouldn’t be necessary for a hospital, but a hospital attendance would get some better care.

Bottom Line :

So, find some shades, drink a lot of water and be cool under the sun!


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