Great article published in Yahoo Beauty discusses the danger of UV radiation as it relates to skin care, premature aging, skin cancer & cataracts. This danger is still present while driving in your car and near windows at your office or home.
Jenna Birch | Contributing Editor | Yahoo Beauty
Whether you realize it or not, every time you get in your car, you’re fielding ultraviolet A (UV-A) radiation through the windows and windshield. The sun’s UV-A rays are responsible for premature aging and wrinkles, as well as skin cancer and cataracts. Although all the windows in your car offer some protection, not all the windows are created equal — which may result in skin damage you’ve never even thought about, according to a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.
According to lead researcher and ophthalmologist Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, he noticed something interesting in one of his patients, which spawned the idea for his study. “I was evaluating a patient with keratoconus and I noticed her age spots on her left cheek,” he tells Yahoo Beauty. “I found many studies that found more skin cancer on the left side of the face compared to the right side of the face. In Australia, where people drive on the left side of the road, it’s just the opposite — there is more skin cancer on the right side of the face.”
What does this mean for you? According to Lead researcher and ophthalmologist Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, “It would be prudent to consider having an aftermarket fully UV-blocking clear film put on your car’s side windows to protect you and children in the back seats.”
Read the entire article HERE
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