Invisible Exposure: The Science of Ultraviolet Rays

Invisible Exposure: The Science of Ultraviolet Rays

by Darlene R. Stille, Farhana Hossain
     
 

Soaking up the sun at the beach can be a fun, relaxing way to spend a summer day. But if you’re not careful, ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage your skin. Government agencies have developed tools, such as the UV index and a UV-ray warning system, to help people protect against the sun’s rays. But UV Rays can be useful. They are used to study space,… See more details below

Overview

Soaking up the sun at the beach can be a fun, relaxing way to spend a summer day. But if you’re not careful, ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage your skin. Government agencies have developed tools, such as the UV index and a UV-ray warning system, to help people protect against the sun’s rays. But UV Rays can be useful. They are used to study space, create fluorescent bulbs, and even treat certain skin diseases. Headline Science uses news stories and everyday applications to explain the science behind UV Rays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756542153
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Headline Science Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Sunburns and Rainbows 4

Chapter 2 Dangers to the Skin 10

Chapter 3 UV Rays and cancer 18

Chapter 4 Eye-Damaging UV Rays 24

Chapter 5 The Ozone Layer and UV Rays 30

Chapter 6 Useful UV Rays 37

Timeline 44

Glossary 45

Further Resources 46

Source Notes 47

Index 48

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