While wearing sunscreen, covering up and staying in the shade are all keys to helping protect against ultraviolet (UV) radiation while outside.
Full protection also means blocking harmful rays from damaging your skin while inside your home or vehicle.
« Protection inside the home and automobile is an important part of keeping yourself and your family safe from harmful UV radiation, » said Perry Robins, M.D., president of The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Deep-penetrating Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays pass through ordinary glass, reaching us inside our homes and vehicles. UVA rays account for 90 percent of the sun’s most damaging rays and are present all day, every day of the year.
Professionally installed window films with UVShield(TM) technology block up to 99.9 percent of harmful Ultraviolet B (UVB) and UVA rays.
The LLumar ® brand film, offered at TechTeinte, which offers a UVB and UVA protection, bears the initials of the skin cancer foundation.
The Skin Cancer Foundation, the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer, recommends the use of sun protection window film on your home’s windows, as well as automotive window tint to help protect yourself and family from damaging UV rays on the road.
Along with clear health benefits, window film offers other advantages, such as reducing heat and glare, helping to protect furnishings and fabrics from fading, and reducing energy costs.