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Is sunlight still beneficial through a window?

  • 02-01-2021 7:57am
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,976 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Hi.

    Are serotonin and other benefits of sunlight (circadian rhythm, etc.) still there when it shines through a window?

    Thanks.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 86,985 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    Glass blocks UV so less sunburn, tanning and Vitamin-D
    And blocks Infra red because of the whole greenhouse effect thing.

    But you still get the brightness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,976 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    I ask as my canteen at work has large windows and faces the south and we get plenty of sunlight coming in. My lunch breaks are very short so I'm wondering if I need to rush out to get a couple of minutes of sun or is there benefit enough by just staying put?

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,203 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly


    Worztron wrote: »
    I ask as my canteen at work has large windows and faces the south and we get plenty of sunlight coming in. My lunch breaks are very short so I'm wondering if I need to rush out to get a couple of minutes of sun or is there benefit enough by just staying put?

    Take some good quality vitamin d. Minimum 5000 iu


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,976 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Take some good quality vitamin d. Minimum 5000 iu

    I already do - 2500 IU, daily, for years. It's not the vitamin D that I'm too fussed about though - it's the other benefits of sunlight that I also want.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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