According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, overexposure to UV radiation causes or is directly associated with more than 90% of skin cancer. You put sunscreen on when you know you are going to be out in the Southern sun for too long in order to avoid prolonged exposure to UV rays, but what you may not know is that driving in your car can actually contribute to increasing your risk for skin cancer.
Many people believe that UV exposure is only dangerous when you get too much all at once. However, radiation has a cumulative effect on the body, which means that radiation exposure builds up over time. So whether you drive for long stretches or for more frequent but shorter periods, you are still increasing your risk for skin cancer every time the sun shines on you in your car.
All glass blocks UVB rays, but UVA waves have a smaller wavelength, and thus pass through glass fairly uninhibited. While windshields are generally all treated to block UVA rays, what you have to worry about is your side windows and your rear window. At Accu Tint, our car window tinting works to block up to 99.9% of UVA radiation, dramatically reducing your chance of skin cancer and allowing you to drive easy.
Skin cancer is just one of the risks of driving daily in a car without tinted windows. Learn more about how car window tinting in Nashville can save your life, and contact us to get started today!