Less than 30% of glass in North American homes and office buildings provide sufficient UV protection, and just 10% of automobile side and rear windows offer full spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2011
Long after ‘Don’t Fry Day’ and ‘Skin Cancer Awareness Month’ campaigns end, skin is still at risk of over exposure to harmful UV rays during summer activities. Whether taking a road trip, driving to and from work or the beach, or enjoying a sunny view from the home or office, damaging UV rays are streaming through the closest window.
Less than 30% of glass in North American homes and office buildings provide sufficient UV protection, and just 10% of automobile side and rear windows offer full spectrum UVA and UVB protection. That means most people are at high risk of sun damage, from premature aging to melanoma, anytime they are near a window.
Little known facts about UVA/UVB exposure
- Over 66,000 deaths occur annually worldwide from melanoma and other skin cancers
- Between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers caused by UVA and UVB rays occur globally each year
- Sun damage causes 90% of all premature skin aging and wrinkles
- The American Academy of Dermatology found a correlation between more time spent driving and a higher incidence of left-side skin cancer
- The average American worker spends the equivalent of an entire week in their car commuting to work each year – that’s over 200 hours of exposure to serious sun damage
Solar Gard window film offers broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, with an SPF of 285+. Professionally installed on homes, offices and cars, Solar Gard blocks 99% of dangerous UVA and UVB rays and comes with a recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation. To learn more, visit Solar Gard on YouTube or locate a professional window film dealer near you on Solar Gard’s Dealer Locator.
To help spread this important message, Solar Gard has once again partnered with the Skin Cancer Foundation to sponsor the “Road to Healthy Skin Tour.” During the tour, local dermatologists will be providing free full body skin cancer screenings while educating visitors on the importance of sun safety. To see if the tour is coming to a city near you, visit the Solar Gard website.
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About Solar Gard®
Solar Gard positively impacts lives with products that protect, save and renew. Solar Gard’s architectural, automotive and industrial films are manufactured by Bekaert Specialty Films, LLC in an ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 certified facility in California. With environmental responsibility as a core mission, Solar Gard has obtained and published its Environmental Product Declaration, proving that its architectural solar control window films are carbon negative and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Solar Gard products are sold in more than 90 countries and provide a living for thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.solargard.com.