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How Window Tinting Protects Against UV Exposure

Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer and a common cause of vision damage worldwide. You?re at an increased risk any time you get behind the wheel, with driving being one of the most frequent UV exposure scenarios in our day-to-day lives. It?s time to start taking precautions today to protect your future and that of those you care about. Here is some background on UV protection and how window tinting can play a primary role in saving your skin.

Understanding UV

The sun is by far the primary source of UV radiation, although artificial sources like tanning beds can also be harmful to the skin. Levels of UV are measured by the UV index, which indicates the daily risk of exposure on a scale from 0 to 10+. Anywhere from 0 to 3 indicates minimal levels of UV risk, while anything higher should result in increased care on your part. The effects of UV exposure often take years to develop and thus may go unnoticed until it?s too late. The best defense is a proactive plan against the sun?s harmful rays.

Protecting against the sun?s UV rays

The easiest way to protect against UV is to stay out of the sun during its peak hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you are outside, it?s best to spend as much time in the shade as possible or to utilize sunscreen, protective clothing, and window tinting in your car. Even on cloudy days there can be a UV risk, as some types of clouds actually reflect UV and increase exposure. Sunglasses that protect against UV will protect your eyes from any vision damage and will also protect the skin around them. Protection of the skin and eyes is a must, especially while driving, as you?re particularly exposed to harmful rays at a time when you may not be thinking about it. Tinting also has benefits towards the condition of your car, as it can protect against damage to your interior, upholstery, and panels ? all of which can fade due to sunlight.

Protect your family with automotive window tint

UV exposure in the car is a legitimate threat and must be protected against. Doctors have found that skin cancer is more common on the left side of adults ? the side that is predominantly in the sun while driving. The Skin Cancer Foundation even recommends tinting as part of a complete skin care program, with one study finding a 93 percent reduction in skin cell death as a result of tinting. Radiation penetrates glass easily, with clear side car windows only blocking 37 percent of UVA radiation. Protective tint on the other hand blocks 99.9 percent of radiation while still letting in around 80 percent of the sun?s visible light. It?s time to take steps to protect you and your family from UV exposure today.

TintWorks uses the best raw materials to create a high-quality and protective tint that looks great and keeps your skin and eyes safe from UV rays. Contact us today to receive a quote on tinting your windows and keeping UV exposure out of your vehicle.