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Your Risk of Skin Cancer May be Linked to Your Car

Did you know...tinting your vehicle's windows can significantly lower your risk of skin cancer? Read on to find out how!

This 69 year old trucker was exposed to significantly more damaging UVA and UVB rays on the left side than the right for 28 years.


There are between 2 and 3 Million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year, with those numbers increasing year over year, and 1 in 5 Americans developing skin cancer in their lifetime. Of these cases, a whopping 74% of melanoma occurs on the left side, or the driver side as it were.

According to a study done by the St. Louis School of Medicine, 92% of the cases mentioned above were of commonly exposed areas of the head, neck, arms and hands. In addition to risks of skin cancer, UV rays cause premature aging and wrinkles, sun spots, cataracts and more.

These numbers and statistics may seem daunting, but luckily there are things you can do to decrease your risk and keep your family safe.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center recommends window tinting or laminated UV film(similar to light commercial tint) to decrease your risks. The Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends having your vehicle windows tinted as part of a full and proactive skin care regime.

While factory windows of most cars do filter out UVB rays for the most part, which are most commonly associated with cancer, they don't filter out UVA rays, which can cause changes in DNA that may eventually lead to cancer.

Commercially available window tint can filter out up to 99% of cancer causing UVA and UVB rays, contact Tint Fresh today to reduce your risk and help your peace of mind.

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