May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Take a moment with Midwest Tinting to learn how our window films not only protect skin from harmful UV rays, but also protect home / office interiors and investments from sun damage.
First, the The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window film as an effective form of sun protection. This protection extends whether you are in your car, at the office or in your home. Check out just some of the ways that The Skin Cancer Foundation says that window film can help.
Sun Safety in Vehicles
At Midwest Tinting, we are proud to carry 3M Crystalline automotive window tint. These innovative films can help protect you from the harmful effects of the sun while in your vehicle. Here is what The Skin Cancer Foundation has to say about sun safety in cars and how window film can help.
“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. UV radiation reaches us in the form of shortwave UVB and long-wave UVA rays, but glass blocks only UVB effectively. 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.”
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Sun Safety at Home or in the Office
We are also proud to carry Sunscape and VKool residential and commercial window films. These films can not only help protect your skin while spending time near windows, they can also help protect your furnishings from the fading effects of the sun. In addition, these films can also help eliminate excessive heat from coming through the glass. Here is what The Skin Cancer Foundation has to say about sun safety in your home or office and how window film can help.
“Now, UVA-protective film has moved indoors big-time. Residential and commercial films come in flat sheets, in varied tints, cutting down glare by more than half while allowing 30-80 percent of visible light to get through, depending on the customer’s wants. Like automobile film, they block out up to 99.9 percent of UVR. This helps prevent not only sunburn, but also the brief daily UV exposures that cumulatively accelerate skin aging and multiply the risk of skin cancer. In addition, the film can be lifesavers for people with diseases involving dangerous photosensitivity, such as xeroderma pigmentosum and lupus.”
Midwest Tinting is proud to highlight Skin Cancer Awareness Month and to bring the Kansas City area window films that can help be part of the skin cancer solution. Please share this post with a friend, loved one or someone you know that may have been impacted by Skin Cancer. You can forward this email to help bring awareness to prevention and detection in our homes, offices and while in your vehicle.
If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment, contact one of our three, convenient Kansas City locations below. We offer completely free, no obligation, on-site evaluations and estimates of integrating these innovative films.