Do Your Car Windows Have Sunscreen?

Most of us understand the dangers of too much exposure to the sun while outside without taking the precaution of applying sunscreen. However, most of us never think twice about the time, in many cases 1-2 hours per day, that we spend in the car being exposed to the same harmful UV rays. Do you apply sunscreen to yourself before getting behind the wheel? In a recent article published by The Skin Cancer Foundation entitled Sun Safety for Drivers, the Foundation laid out some alarming statistics regarding skin cancer and and the possible tie to the time we spend behind in our vehicles. They detailed some ways to increase your protection from this exposure, and at the top of their list was applying window film to your car.
Many quality window film feature The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation because they block nearly all of the UV rays hitting your windows. This is what The Skin Cancer Foundation had to say in that article about window tinting for your car:
“Treat Your Vehicle to Window Film
The sun’s ultraviolet radiation is associated with most cases of skin cancer, which will affect one in five Americans over a lifetime. Although car windshields are partially treated to filter out UVA, the side windows let in about 63 percent of the sun’s UVA radiation; rear windows are also unprotected, leaving back seat passengers exposed. There is, however, a solution. Transparent window film screens out almost 100 percent of UVB and UVA without reducing visibility, and is available in all 50 states. If you have window film installed, remember that it protects you only when the windows are closed.”
You can read this complete article on The Skin Cancer Foundation’s website by clicking HERE
If you would like more information about the variety of films that Midwest Tinting offers that can protect you and the occupants of your vehicle from the sun, call us at (913) 384-2665 to discuss this with someone on our team.