Skin Cancer Facts
Prevention is the key, and we have a few ways to help.
With summer just around the corner, it’s important to make sure that we are prepared to catch some rays in the safest possible fashion. Here is an in-depth article about how to stay protected from the sun’s rays while driving this summer.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as part of a comprehensive sun protection program. This recommendation often comes as a surprise because many people take their guard down when they are indoors. Wearing sunscreen, covering up and staying in the shade are all necessary precautions to make sure we stay safe while outside, but you should consider a more comprehensive approach to UV safety that includes protecting yourself and your family while indoors, especially on the road.
Protection in Your Vehicle
High performance window tint helps prevent skin cancer by offering all-day skin protection. Solar window tint blocks UV radiation to act as a “sunscreen” while you drive. A one-time installation filters out more than 99% of harmful UV rays and offers a long-term solution to help prevent skin cancer. We understand that not everyone likes the aesthetic of dark window tint. Fortunately, at Diversity we have clear solar tint that is nearly invisible; that means that the tint can be applied to all your windows without worrying about breaking any regulations or changing the look of your vehicle.
Facts about Sun Damage and Driving
Damage from certain kinds of ultraviolet rays is cumulative, meaning you need to reduce exposure whenever you can. “UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can silently accelerate the aging process, cause wrinkles and even skin cancer,” says Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, vice- chair of the dermatology department at St. Louis University. Unlike UVB rays which create immediate effects like blistering and burns, UVA rays create long term damage that is not immediately noticeable. “That’s why many people don’t realize their skin is getting damaged from sitting near windows in cars or even at their desks at work,” says Dr. Glaser.
According to The Skin Cancer Foundation:
- Over the course of their lifetimes, one out of every five Americans will develop skin cancer.
- Drivers in North America have higher incidents of skin cancer on their left sides because of sun exposure while driving.
- UVA rays account for 90% of the sun’s most damaging rays and are present all day, every day of the year.
- Although you won’t get sunburned while driving, untreated windows leave you vulnerable to dangerous UVB rays.
- The most common type of cancer in North America is skin cancer.
- Sun damage accounts for over 90% of visible skin damage.
If you’re looking to increase your family’s sun safety this summer, look no further than the high-quality window tint available at Diversity. To get started, just give us a shout.