May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Are You Using Sun Safety Indoors?

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Are You Using Sun Safety Indoors? - Window Tinting Lansing, Traverse City and Cadillac, Michigan

As a way to honor May as being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share this important sun safety information with you. Did you know that you can be exposed to skin damaging UV rays even when you are indoors at home or work? It’s true. In fact in a recent article published by The Skin Cancer Foundation entitled “Sneaky Ways You’re Being Exposed to the Sun’s UV Rays”, they state;

“…you may think you’re safe from the sun’s rays while you’re on the clock. Not so fast: Do you work near a window? If so, UVA rays are coming to work with you. UVB rays, the primary sunburn ray, are largely blocked by glass; but more than 50 percent of UVA rays, the main cause of premature skin aging, can penetrate glass. (Both UVA and UVB rays contribute to the development of skin cancer.) If you’re anywhere within several feet of the window, the rays will reach you.”

That is one of the reasons The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as part of a comprehensive skin care. In their article “Why Use Window Film?”, they say “Ultraviolet radiation can travel through car and home windows, where it can contribute to the daily accumulation of sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and photoaging. UV-blocking films can not only protect you against this exposure, but can offer other benefits as well.”

We hope that this article and Skin Cancer Awareness Month encourage you to look into things you can be doing every day to practice sun safety. If you have additional questions or would like to contact us, call 800-874-8468. We would be happy to provide you with an assessment and estimate on implementing sun control window films in your Western Michigan area home or commercial space.

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