Window Tinting and Harmful UV Rays

In Blog by Hayong Chong

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The Danger of UV Rays and The Use of Window Tint

Research has shown that the rate of skin cancer in drivers within the U.S is higher. The left side is the side that is affected most due to its exposure while driving. It was also noted that in countries where right hand side driving is allowed, the right side of the drivers is commonly affected. Though it is one of those scientific facts that is hard to believe, the harmful ultraviolet (UVA) rays can still penetrate through the windows of your car and cause the harm.

The UVA rays cause a cumulative damage whenever they penetrate into your skin and speed up the rate at which your skin ages, can cause skin cancer and wrinkles. That means gone are the days when we thought that one needs to be careful while enjoying the sun at the beach. It means we risk our skin when we least expect.

Protecting Yourself

Car tinting is one of the options that you have when it comes to protecting yourself from the UV-rays. Before you can apply a tint, you have to remember that different states have set up regulations to control the applied tint percentage. So checking the laws is very important. There are also reasons as to why these rules have been set up. The ability of a driver to see traffic signs, lights, see the approaching cars and other incidents contribute to traffic safety. So the driver’s view contributes to the awareness and the reaction time to a particular situation.

In a study, it was revealed that there is a 93 % skin cell death reduction when filtering of the UV exposure is done with the help of a UV-absorbing glass. We still have films which can block up 99.9 % of the UV rays.

But What Does Window Tinting Involve

Most car owners have heard about window tinting. There are cars which come which come with some degree of tinting while other don’t have any. Window tinting is a procedure in which a layer of film is applied on the window of a vehicle so as to protect the driver, passengers and the car’s interior surfaces from the harmful UV rays. It can also protect a driver from the blinding sun glares. There are cases in which window tinting is applied for aesthetic purposes.

In short, we can make the following conclusion as far as window tinting and UV rays are concerned:

The levels of UV radiation in a car are determined by factors such the orientation of the car to the sun and the side which the window are facing and whether they are closed or open.

Tinted or clear films can reduced the amount of UVB and UVA that penetrates through the glass. Different products offer varying protection.

It is better to be protected rather than end up being sorry and as a result drivers should consider going for window tinting and other measures to protect their skin. Or what do you think on the same?