Ultra Violet Rays

Ezekiel Tulloch, Period 3


Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation, as are radio waves, infrared radiation, X-rays and gamma-rays. UV light, which comes from the sun, is invisible to the human eye. It makes black-light posters glow, and is responsible for summer tans — and sunburns. However, too much exposure to UV radiation is damaging to living tissue. Ultraviolet wavelength range 100-400 nm and is divided into three bands and travels 186,000 miles per second in a vacuum. Ultra violet rays are used for destroying bacteria, and highlighting germs on surfaces.

Ezekiel Tulloch

Joliet West Physics student

Ultra Violet Rays in Life

Ultraviolet rays are used in and for tanning. it also helps some skin conditions, helps some animals' vision, and improves the mood of some people. The ultraviolet rays also have negative effects on the body. They include aging the skin and causing skin cancer.