Window Tint Prevent Skin Cancer

For years, dermatologists have observed that patients in the US often have more sun damage (which can lead to wrinkles, leathering, sagging, brown “age” spots and even skin cancers) on the left side of their faces than on the right. Why? Research increasingly points to ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation penetrating through car windows.

UV radiation from the sun, associated with about 90 percent of all skin cancers, reaches the earth as long- wavelength UVA and shortwave UV B rays. glass effectively blocks UVB, and windshields are specially treated to block UVA as well, but a car’s side and rear windows allow UVA to penetrate.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as a part of a comprehensive sun protection program. This recommendation often comes as a surprise because people think only of outdoor sun safety when they think of  skin cancer prevention. While wearing sunscreen, covering up and staying in the shade are all keys to helping protect against UV light while outside, you should consider a more complete approach to prevention that includes protecting yourself and your family while indoors, specially on the road. UVA rays penetrate deep to the skin and silently accelerate aging process cause wrinkles and skin cancer.

According with the Skin Cancer Foundation:

– One in Five Americans develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime.

– You can’t get sunburn in your car but UVA rays can still reach you.

– Skin cancer is the most common cancer in USA.

– More the 90% of visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun.

UVA and UVB rays

UVA and UVB rays

 

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