School uses ARC UVTA to help protect pupil with rare skin condition known as EPP
School in Salford install specialist UV window film to give added protection to a pupil with EPP.
Sunlight, Photosensitivity and EPP
During summer when we go out outside we protect ourselves with clothing, sunglasses, hats and sunscreen – we know the damage the sun can cause our skin. However, we are not only exposed to sunlight when we venture outside – glazing in windows and doors allow the sun’s rays to reach us while we are indoors too. Ultraviolet radiation is present in sunlight all year round – and reaches us even when it is cloudy.
Worldwide, there are millions of people who suffer from sensitivity to Ultra-Violet light to some degree. For many of these sufferers and their families, life has to be lived away from sunlight. EPP is one such condition. EPP is a very rare form of photosensitivity, affecting one in 300,000 people. It gives sensitivity to UV and some Visible Light, so standard UV window films offer little to no protection.
Fortunately, the school contact ARC Window Films who offer a range of window films for various forms of photosensitivity – including EPP.
ARC Window Films installed a specialist UV window film, to help protect the pupil against the sun’s rays.
“Sensitivity with EPP continues well above 400nm, so standard UV Window Film offers little to no protection. We installed a specialist UV window film known as ARC UVTA which offers protection up to 550nm, filtering out the dangerous wavelengths, yet still lets the visible light to pass through” explains Neil Brabbs, EMEA Sales Manager at ARC.
The school Business Manager is delighted with the work:
“Once again can I thank you and your team for the wonderful, hassle free job that they have carried out. The skylights look great and the whole process has been completed to a very high standard.”
“It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Arc again.”
Superior Protection with ARC UVTA Window Film
Almost all window films offer 99% UV Protection up to 380nm. Unfortunately, with most skin conditions this is not enough. Specialist clear UV window film exists, offering protection up to 400nm. However as EPP sensitivity peaks at around 408nm,and continuing even higher, greater UV filtration is required.
ARC UVTA is an Amber coloured film which offers added protection up to 500nm – far exceeding the protection offered by alternatives.
Following the installation of ARC UVTA Window Film, the young pupil can enjoy natural daylight in the classroom without the fear of pain or discomfort.
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