Each year about two million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer. Yet skin cancer remains highly preventable, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Madico® is reminding the public of the significant protection that residential and commercial window films can provide by blocking as much as 99 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays. While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, such as applying sunscreen, many people don’t realize the potential damage UV rays can cause to the skin while indoors.
Facts about UVA/UVB exposure from the Skin Cancer Foundation:
- It’s estimated that the number of new melanoma cases diagnosed in 2019 will increase by 7.7 percent.
- Sun damage causes 90% of all premature skin aging and wrinkles
- The vast majority of melanomas are caused by the sun. In fact, one UK study found that about 86 percent of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
- Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent.
Madico window film offers protection from direct sunlight and damaging UV rays, whether it be through car windows during a summer road trip or sitting at a desk next to a window while at the office. Window film can also help protect car upholstery and furnishings from fading, as well as cut down heat within the home, which can reduce air conditioning expenses.
Learn more about how window film can help protect you skin by visiting the The Skin Cancer Foundation’s website.