The sunshine feels good on your skin and can even brighten your day when you’re feeling low, but too much sunshine can lead to skin cancer. Within the past thirty years skin cancer has been most common cancer. There are more cases of skin cancer each year compared to breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. Shockingly, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer within their life. Men and women are both susceptible to developing skin cancer, and it is not something to be taken lightly. According to the U. S. Surgeon General’s report, skin cancer rates are on the rise. The International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded that ultraviolet tanning devices is a proven source of carcinogens which cause cancer. Tanning beds can be dangerous to your health, and more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer are linked to tanning devices.
The most common type of cancer is melanoma, and the good news is that it can be prevented. Melanoma is known for the majority of skin cancer deaths and is attributed to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Because 86% of melanoma cases are linked to ultraviolet radiation, we know to stay away from tanning beds, apply sunscreen when outside, wear sunglasses, and use window film for preventative measures.
Window film has become an important factor in helping fight against skin cancer because of its significant role in shielding ultraviolet rays. Its protective benefits have been noted by Dr. Boris D. Lushniak, the former Acting U.S. Surgeon General. After giving his speech at the 2016 International Window Film Conference he pointed out that people who drive cars without tinted windows are more susceptible to skin cancer.
We need to be proactive and take precautions to protect ourselves from skin cancer and the harmful ultraviolet rays whether we are at home, outdoors, or driving in our vehicles. At Solar Solutions window tinting in Vero Beach, FL, our window film helps block harmful ultraviolet light. We tint automotive, residential and commercial windows in Brevard and St. Lucie Counties including Melbourne, Vero and Sebastian. With the added protection of window film, we can protect you from up to 99% of UV rays compared to 25% with untreated glass. Let us help you reduce your exposure to these dangerous rays and protect what you treasure the most: your family.