As Published on Madico SunGard’s Website:
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we invite you to join Madico Window Films in spreading the word about the importance of protecting yourself and your family from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to the most dangerous form of skin cancer, Melanoma, which causes nearly 10,000 deaths each year.
While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions while outside is important, such as applying sunscreen and wearing a hat, many people don’t realize the potential damage UV rays can also cause to the skin while indoors. Window film can offer significant skin protection by blocking as much as 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays that shine in through your car, home or office windows.
Did you know that nearly 53% of skin cancers occur on the left, or drivers’ side, of the body? Tinting your car’s windows will offer you the protection you need to lower your risk of skin cancer as well as create a more comfortable driving experience.
Window film provides you and your family or employees passive protection while relaxing at home, driving in the car or focusing at work. Additional benefits include a more comfortable environment free from glare and hot spots as well as minimilzie.
For more information and tips on preventing skin cancer, please visit The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Canadian Cancer Society – Sun and UV