The sun, the sandy soil and even the reflection of the Star King in the glass influence that a district has higher ultraviolet radiation. This is the case with Molina and Pachacámac, where UV radiation levels of up to 16, considered extreme, will be recorded this summer.
This was assured by engineer Orlando Ccora, a specialist in ultraviolet radiation from Senamhi, who stressed that the eastern part of the capital-San Juan de Lurigancho, Chosica, Ate, La Molina, Pachacámac, among others – will suffer higher levels of radiation due to its location.
“If we move imaginatively from the Green Coast to the Molina, the terrain will be ascending and it is as if we are getting closer to the sun. Jesús María is 100 meters above sea level and La Molina at more than 300 meters. That’s one of the reasons he gets more radiation,” he said.
Unlike other districts in the East, Molina and Pachacámac have clear sandy soils that bounce radiation, instead of absorbing it as is the case for darkened surfaces.
Even the moons of the buildings, homes, or cars increase the danger of radiation on the people, to reflect it on them, he added Ccora.
“If the radiation in the Molina and Pachacámac reaches levels of 15 or 16, in Lima Cercado Lima sur can reach 14 or 13. In all Lima the radiation is different, because it depends on many factors, including the height and type of soil,” he stressed.
Ccora indicated that ultraviolet radiation affects the skin, even though there are cloudy days in the summer, so she recalled that the entire population should be protected with a blocker, hat and long sleeve clothing when exposed to solar rays.