LOS ANGELES (AP) LONDON, England (AP: Dan Kitwood) — A new U.K. study found that the light emitted from your house has a lot to do with the amount and type of UV rays that hit your skin.
The study by researchers at Imperial College London found that if you have UV rays in the 50 to 100 millirem range and your house is between 55 and 70 degrees Celsius, it’s probably hot and humid.
UV rays have been linked to skin cancer and premature aging, and it’s not clear whether UV rays cause those health problems.
It’s also not clear how many of the U.S. population has UV rays of the UV spectrum.
“UV rays are the best way to measure the temperature and humidity in the environment,” said lead author James F. Stansfield, an environmental chemist at Imperial’s Institute for Marine Sciences.
“The UV radiation emitted by an area is a very good way to determine the temperature in the area, and also to measure whether that area is hot or not.”
The team used a UV sensor mounted in a glass door to measure how many UV rays were hitting the glass, and how many were hitting a different surface, such as a wall or ceiling.
They found that when the UV rays hit the walls and ceilings, they were all hitting the same area, which was the UV sensor.
The UV light from the sensors was converted to a voltage to measure humidity.
They measured how much humidity was being released in each sample of air.
It turns out that if the air was humid, the humidity levels in the sensors were high, and if it was hot, it was low.
The researchers did some other measurements, such the amount, type and amount of CO2 emitted, and they found that humidity levels were the same regardless of whether the sensor was humid or not.
“There was a consistent correlation between humidity and UV rays,” said Stansfields, a researcher in the department of environmental chemistry.
“So it’s possible that the temperature could be important.
We don’t know how much that temperature is important.”
In addition to measuring the humidity of the air in the house, the researchers also measured how many times UV rays struck each of the sensors.
They were able to calculate the humidity in each sensor by subtracting the number of UV photons striking each sensor.
UV photons are energy-carrying particles of light that penetrate the skin, hit the skin and penetrate the lining of the eye.
Stanesfield said the UV light was so bright, in fact, that the researchers could measure the amount by comparing the amount in the UV photons to the amount emitted by the UV lights.
“We measured the total amount of light coming in through the glass door in our sample of 1,800 samples, so we were able see how much UV rays was hitting the surface of the glass,” Stans Fields said.
“In our sample, it is quite low, but we could have done a much better analysis if we had more UV rays hitting the wall.”
The researchers plan to continue the study to look at whether or not the UV-absorbing properties of UV-sensitive fabrics help protect against UV rays, or if it helps determine how much of the sun is absorbed by a material.
The authors say they expect to see a future study that will look at how much the UV exposure of the house affects UV absorption.
“That is going to be a really important area,” Stanesfields said.