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By now everyone knows about the possible negative side effects of too much sun exposure. In recent years, these negative effects have become more serious and more prominent. While limited exposure to the sun can be beneficial to your health, too much sun exposure can cause serious side effects.

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Side effects from too much sun include:

Heat Stroke or Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion can occur after several days of unprotected exposure to the sun combined with a lack of fluids. The body loses too much water and becomes unable to cool itself. Left untreated it can lead to heat stroke which can be life threatening.

Sunburn

Sunburn appears after extended and unprotected exposure to the sun. Symptoms can include, tender skin, headaches, blisters, fever and sometimes nausea.

Other long-term side effects of too much sun include; skin cancer, melanoma, wrinkles, and prematurely aged skin.

There are things that you can do to protect yourself and your family so that you can avoid these serious side effects caused by too much sun exposure. Sunscreen is important and should be used every time you go outdoors. Another great way to protect your family around your home is to install an awning.

Awnings provide protection from the sun by blocking the harmful rays that can cause damage to your skin. This will help you to avoid sunburn and the more serious effects of skin cancer which can develop over time from repeated unprotected exposure to the sun. The shade provided by an awning can also keep you cooler while you are outdoors, thereby reducing the risk of heat stroke. Remember to provide hydrating beverages to your family while you are outdoors as this will also help you to stay cool and avoid heat stroke.

At Jans Awnings and Rollshutters, we provide solutions for you and your family which will protect you from the sun’s harmful effects. Awnings not only improve the look of your home but also provide you and your family with a comfortable outdoor space where you can enjoy the outdoors while being protected from the serious side effects of sun exposure.

One such style of fabric which provides excellent protect from the sun’s harmful rays is Sunbrella. A Sunbrella awning has fabric which offers cool comfort and superior protection from the harmful UV rays of the summer sun. Testing has shown that Sunbrella can provide you and your family with up to 98 percent protection from the harmful effects of the sun. This rigorous testing has earned the Sunbrella fabrics the “Seal of Recommendation”, awarded by the Skin Cancer Foundation. This foundation is the only global organization which is exclusively focused on skin cancer.

When you install an awning made with Sunbrella fabrics, you can be secure in knowing that you are providing your family with the best protection from the harmful effects of the sun.

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