With Summer weather in full swing, some of the not so “fun in the sun” dangers of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays are back in the forefronts of our minds. If we haven’t gotten ahead of them, pollen and dust are ruining some perfect summer days for some. We can adjust to just about anything our weather springs on us. Staying in good health no matter what is going on outside is just a matter of adjusting to our environment.

While some sun exposure is beneficial to your health by providing a natural source of Vitamin D to the body, overexposure to the sun is nothing to ignore.

Dangers of overexposure to the sun (or Excessive Sun Exposure) include:

  • Deterioration of the skin, including premature aging and loss of elasticity.
  • Rashes, itchiness, and dryness.
  • Damage to the eyes.
  • Sunburn.
  • Skin cancer.
  • Misery.

While an annoyance in general, pollen and dust also come with their dangers to our respiratory health. At the very least, our allergies are irritated, and where’s the fun in that?

When we’re home, these elements still pose a health risk without good window protection, even if we don’t fully realize it.

Wouldn’t it be great to feel the air, be protected from pollen and UV rays, and still have a great view of the natural beauty just outside our windows? Well, here’s a little secret to enjoying the best of both worlds: retractable solar screens. Solar screens can be pulled down to block the harmful rays and pollen when needed and then neatly and automatically rolled back up when not in use.

Beyond protecting your body from UV rays, pollen, and dust, retractable screens also significantly lower your power bill and protect your furniture and flooring from fading.

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