Now you can measure everything under the sun with the technology you carry. A wristband that monitors exposure to UV rays allows users to soak up the light needed to make vitamin D without getting burned, and without the need for sunscreen.
“Vitamin D deficiency is pandemic around the world,” says Karin Edgett, co-founder of UVA+B SunFriend. The vitamin is important for managing calcium levels in the body and maintaining healthy bones. In recent years it has also been implicated in reducing the risk of diabetes, arthritis and cancers such as breast cancer.
Although sunscreens protect from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays – including skin cancer – they also stop the skin absorbing UVB rays, needed to make vitamin D. “There are huge numbers of people who are aware the sun is healthy, but don’t know how much they need,” Edgett says.
She hopes the UVA+B…
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