Most of us are well aware that when we are outside in the direct sun we are being exposed to dangerous rays from the sun. But you may not be aware that constant contact with the sun through the windows of your car is a lot more dangerous than you might have thought.
For a 6 billion–year-old Star, the Sun is certainly in the news a lot lately, mainly because it is still a source of uncertainty and confusion to many of us.
The center of this confusion is the Sun’s ultraviolet A (long wave) and B (short wave) rays.
While both UVA and UVB rays can harm the skin and lead to skin cancers, UVB is effectively blocked by glass. However at least 50% of UVA radiation can pass through glass windows. In cars, only the laminated windshield comes with both UVB and UVA protection. The side windows and back windows only give protection from UVB rays and these windows allow more than 60% of UVA rays to pass through.
This makes it very important to check exactly what tinting is being provided on your vehicle.
Who would ever have thought that sun protection would be necessary indoors as well as in your car? And yet, research makes it clear that the danger of UVA radiation reaches far beyond what we ever thought.
Take the necessary action to protect yourself and your family, by being aware of the following:
Try these simple tips next time you are going on a car journey:
We make protective sleeves for kiddies because children under the age of 18 are at their most vulnerable to sun damage.
We would like to encourage you to explore the alternatives that are available. If you are not sure how to go about this or would like some guidance with regards to your unique cisrcumstances, please contact us and we’ll be happy to share some more ideas with you.
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