Since 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has been actively educating the public and the medical profession about the risks associated with skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world, diagnosing more than 13 million cases each year.
There are several precautions you can take to decrease your chances of getting skin cancer. The number of cases can drop dramatically with some behavior modifications, which is why this type of cancer is considered a lifestyle disease. You can reduce the risk of skin cancer by avoiding long exposure to intense sunlight. By covering up your body with protective clothing, wearing a hat and sunglasses, as well as using sunscreen, you can minimize the threat of skin damage from high UV exposure.
Window Film as a Protector
Window film is a great form of protection because it eliminates 99% of UV rays which lessens the risk of premature aging and skin cancer. It’s also a cost effective way to save on your energy bills. It is recommended that all windows that experience direct sunlight have at a minimum, a clear UV rejecting window film applied. Solar window tinting options are available to further reduce glare, solar heat gain, and increase protection from earthquakes.
Skin Cancer Awareness Month is a good reminder to all of us to take the necessary actions to protect ourselves from the sun’s UV rays year round. Even when the sun is covered by clouds, you are still exposed to the UVA and UVB rays. Don’t overlook the effectiveness of sun protection and window film. Consider having UV rejecting window film professionally installed to your windows today.
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