Studies have shown that drivers in the US are at higher risk of skin cancer, especially on their left side owing to exposure to UV rays while driving.
Even though it’s rare to get a sunburn through a car window, what’s surprising is that harmful ultraviolet rays still affect you, contributing to skin cancer and premature aging.
How to protect yourself from harmful UV Rays?
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that people follow a complete sun protection regimen that includes an SPF 15—or higher—sunscreen.
An effective sunscreen is not only important when you’re outdoors; you need to use it even when you’re indoors—especially when you’re out on the road in your car.
That’s where tinted windows come in! In fact, studies have shown that there was a notable left-sided predominance in skin cancer patients who used automobiles, except for people who had tinted windows in their vehicles.
There’s no denying that prevention of skin cancer and window tinting go hand in hand, so a high-quality window tint is non-negotiable when driving in the sun!
How can window tints help prevent skin cancer?
Ultraviolet rays damage your skin on a cellular level, leading to age spots, wrinkles and leathering. Did you know that UVA rays are the root cause of about 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers in the US? UVB rays, on the other hand, cause immediate damaging effects like blisters and burns, leading to long-term skin damage.
Millions of Americans are exposed to the sun while traveling in their vehicles. On average, people spend about 294 hours on the road per year. Unfortunately, windshield glass and windows aren’t sufficient for resisting harmful UV rays, leaving you exposed.
Window tinting cuts down on glare and heat from the sun, it blocks about 99% of ultraviolet rays, protecting you, as well as your car’s interior.
Get your car windows tinted today!
Golden State Auto Glass & Tinting carries premium window films that can prevent skin cancer in the long run. With experience of over two decades, we provide a range of services including window films installation San Jose, auto glass replacement, automotive window tinting San Jose and more in the Bay Area.
Contact us today for more details.