The record heat in Europe has also being enjoyed by scientists from Łódź (Poland). Among their own inventions are materials that protect against UV radiation. We usually remember about UV radiation when the sun is out and shining brightly. Then we smear ourselves in sunscreen and cover our bodies with clothes in the hope that we will be kept safe from the sun. Nothing could be further from the truth. Creams and ordinary clothes protect only to a small extent. 95% of UVA radiation from the sun reaches the Earth regardless of the season or cloud cover. It easily penetrates through clothing (even thick clothing), skin and reaches the deep layers of our skin.

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Author profile picture Katarzyna is a Polish business & tech journalist. In Polish media she explains the European Union, entrepreneurship and science - business cooperation. At Innovation Origins she tries to show interesting innovations from Central Europe. Katarzyna is fascinated with the Solution Journalism and how technologies can help solve contemporary problems. She also runs InnovateCEE ( - a blog about innovations made in Central Europe.