Tanning through glass?

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  1. D_Roderick Beresford Stiffington IV

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    I got sunburned a bit a week ago and I look like a candycane right now...red where I was burned and fairly white where I was dressed. I have a skylight in my living room where a good square of light comes in during the afternoon through a glass pane. A friend of mine says the glass filters the UV rays and I won't get much of a tan. Should I attempt it? It'd be an easy way to tan the other parts of my body if it would work.
     
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    I think only tempered glass or treated glass filters UVs.

    I had my South-facing windows upgraded to protect the wood inside. As an added benefit, it protects me too.
     
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    WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO TAN?
     
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    A skylight is almost certain to filter UV rays. I've often wondered if they could act as a giant magnifying glass and set one's furniture ablaze, though. :biggrin1:
     
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    Halogen lights give off uv... but have glass lenses because regular glass filters out nearly ALL UV spectrum rays.

    You can not get a tan thru a window.

    But then, neither can you get skin cancer thru a window, either.
     
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    Yeah, glass has to have an anti-UV coating but it doesn't always. Much depends on the age and quality of your skylight.
     
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    nah u can't
     
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    Glad I got a natural tan.
     
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