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Can skin make vitamin D from sunlight through glass?

You cannot sit behind a windowpane indoors and get enough sunlight to make Vitamin D.

Here is why you cannot sit behind a windowpane indoors and get enough sunlight to make Vitamin D.

The UV–B rays from the sunlight help our skin make vitamin D. Unfortunately, those are exactly the rays that get absorbed in the window glass. So if one sits behind a windowpane indoors, expecting to get enough sunlight to form vitamin D, it would not work.

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First published on: 8th December 2021
Image credit: Andrea Piacquadio

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