Auto Glass Tint is proud that the 3M Window Films that we install come with The Skin Cancer Seal of Recommendation. Check out this article from their website about how window tint can help prevent skin damage while you are driving or riding in a vehicle.
Sun Safety in Cars
For most people, car safety means seat belts and airbags. But there’s another important way to stay out of harm’s way on the road, and that’s to prevent skin damage by protecting your skin from the sun.
A recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology revealed that nearly 53 percent of skin cancers in the US occur on the left, or drivers’ side of the body. If you’re one of the approximately 208 million licensed drivers in the US, take heed: “The increase in left-sided skin cancers may be from the UV (ultraviolet) exposure we get when driving a car,” said Susan T. Butler, MD, coauthor of the study.
Here’s How to Protect Your Skin When in Your Car
- Treat Your Vehicle to Window Film – The sun’s ultraviolet radiation is associated with most cases of skin cancer, which will affect one in five Americans over a lifetime. UV radiation reaches us in the form of shortwave UVB and long-wave UVA rays, but glass blocks only UVB effectively. Although car windshields are partially treated to filter out UVA, the side windows let in about 63 percent of the sun’s UVA radiation; rear windows are also unprotected, leaving back seat passengers exposed. There is, however, a solution. Transparent window film screens out almost 100 percent of UVB and UVA without reducing visibility, and is available in all 50 states. If you have window film installed, remember that it protects you only when the windows are closed.
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