By now, most people are aware that tinting your home’s windows can help reduce energy loss. But did you know that it can also help to prevent skin cancer?
Ultraviolet rays are the culprit in skin cancer and several other skin diseases or conditions. Sometimes the issue is a minor problem, like a small sunburn or dry skin. Sometimes it exacerbates an existing condition, like psoriasis and eczema. Pigmentation variations like skin discoloration, sun spots, fading, darkening, etc. are also possible. Then, unfortunately, there is the ever-growing issue of skin cancers. The Skin Cancer Association of America has found that 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure.
It Isn’t Just Obvious Exposure
The most obvious way people are exposed to the sun is through sitting out in it. This is often done through tanning or being active outdoors without an appropriate sunscreen to provide UV ray protection. But did you know that there are many other ways you could be exposed to the sun? This explains why some people get sunburned without really knowing why.
Just a few examples of less obvious sun exposure issues include:
- Sitting in your car, especially if you are sitting in either the front drivers or passengers’ seats
- Sitting by the windows in your home
- When undercover outdoors certain surfaces will bounce the UV rays at you – this includes asphalt and water
How Window Tint Can Help
While tinting your windows can’t help to alleviate all the possible causes of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, it can assist in reducing the possibility of damage. The less sun exposure a person has, the safer they are in terms of developing sun cancer.
By tinting the windows in your car, you can ensure that the sun’s rays can’t reach you or anyone else riding with you.
The average person spends a lot of time in their vehicles. This includes when running errands, commuting to work, going places with the family, and sometimes just taking a drive for no reason other than the joy of it. All that time spent in your car can significantly raise your risk of skin cancer – especially since nobody thinks to lather on the sunscreen before hitting the road.
Window tint can also help to reduce your risk of sun exposure while at home. By tinting the windows in your home, you can help to protect yourself, your family, and anyone else you live with from unnecessary sun exposure.
As a bonus, tinting the windows in your home provides an array of other practical – if not as important – benefits. This includes protecting your furniture and other fabric items (like artwork) from unnecessary wear or tear. It can also help to protect against energy loss through heating and cooling efforts, which can significantly increase your utility bills. In fact, many homeowners have reported saving as much as a third on energy costs after tinting their windows.
While tinting the windows in your home and vehicle cannot prevent all unnecessary sun exposure, it can help to prevent a significant portion of it. By doing this, you can help to protect yourself and your loved ones from an unnecessarily increased risk of skin cancer.