EFFECTS OF SKIN CANCER
-- While many people are aware the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays may lead to skin cancers on unprotected skin outdoors, medical research indicates that being exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays indoors may also lead to skin damage, whether inside a vehicle or building.
"Unprotected glass, even glass that is colored to appear darkened, allows a significant amount of the sun's damaging UV rays to pass straight in and onto your skin, making sun protection necessary inside as well as outside," said Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA). "All quality window films block 99 percent of the sun's UV rays and should be installed. The impact of the sun's UV harmful rays are cumulative and may lead to skin cancer," said Smith.
Study after study by dermatologists state that most skin cancers show up on the left side of the face and upper arm; this is the side most exposed to the sun while driving a vehicle. On average, one person dies of melanoma skin cancer every hour, according to the Melanoma Foundation.Here's how to protect your skin when indoors from UV rays using window film:
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