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Protection against harmful UV rays
Unrestricted working secures life income
In high mountains many people are exposed to very strong and incredibly harmful UV rays all year round
In the Himalayas and the Andes, the majority of the population lives in extremely remote regions at altitudes of 2,500 to 6,500 metres. They are exposed to harmful UV rays all year round. The UV radiation even penetrates the clouds in these high mountain regions. At these altitudes the UV filter of the atmosphere is 5 kilometres shorter than under 'normal' conditions. The unique geological and climatic conditions there make solar radiation so incomparably dangerous.
Serious health consequences
Up to 80% of the population suffer from eye diseases, blindness or cancer during their lifetime. Many locals become victims of eye diseases before they reach the age of 30. Some of these diseases are even fatal, usually resulting in blindness. As a result, many are no longer able to perform their work due to blindness and their livelihood is threatened.
Avoidable blindness of thousands
It is scientifically proven that life at high altitude is strongly correlated with visual impairment and that high-quality sunglasses can significantly reduce the rates of blindness. In many cases, this can prevent blindness.
Sunglasses are little saviours with a big impact
In addition to preserving the view, they increase life satisfaction and preserve the precious culture. They ensure health and prolong the working capacity and education of the population.
SHADES OF LOVE collects new and used sunglasses and distributes them in remote high mountain regions. Hundreds of thousands of sunglasses go to people in the most remote high mountain regions of the world to fight against avoidable blindness.
Make your contribution against avoidable blindness and the resulting consequences
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