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A 17-year-old male asked:

Does the uv that causes skin cancer get through glass?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Uva rays penetrate glass and water. Both uva and uvb ray's lead to skin cancer.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Yes: Depends on the glass. Some glass screens out uv. Sunglasses are made that way.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: You would need uv protection on the glass to be safe from the damaging properties of uv.

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