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While driving, skin is exposed to UV-A and UV-B rays which are the main cause of skin cancer, melanoma and aging. Installing Ultragard™ UV window film by Solar Gard® on side windows, blocks 99% of damaging UV-A and UV-B rays, while allowing maximum visibility day or night. Additionally, Ultragard may help hold shattered glass in place in case of breakage. The superior clarity of this new film allows for unlimited visibility. This product is backed by Solar Gard’s® leading warranty insuring the quality and long life of this film.
Ultragard™ UV window film is the ideal solution for:
• Truck side windows to protect drivers against skin cancer
• Car windows for protecting your from damaging UV rays without altering the vehicles appearance
Features and Benefits:
• Blocks more than 99% of damaging UVA and UVB rays
• Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
• Industry-leading clarity for unaltered visibility
• Outstanding scratch-resistant coating for long product life
• Signal-friendly with satellite radio, GPS, cellular and tire
• Helps hold shattered glass in place in the event of breakage
• Professionally installed or DIY installation
June 6, 2012
Want to see the age damage that sun can cause — even through a closed car window? Check out the photo on the left of a 69-year-old truck driver that was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. All those wrinkles and sags are thanks to the sun’s ultraviolet A rays that pass unimpeded through glass.
“The damage on one side if his face is mostly from [sun] exposure,” said Dr. Jennifer Gordon, a dermatologist at Northwestern University who took the photo and published the case study. “It is surprising how much more exposure you do get on the side of your body towards the window in whichever side of the car you most commonly are on.”
While ultraviolet B rays — the kind that cause sunburns — don’t penetrate through closed car windows, UVA rays can, and both UVB and UVA rays are associated with skin cancer. But most drivers don’t think to wear sunscreen, especially when they have the windows closed.
This particular man drove a delivery truck for 28 years and developed a thickening of his skin’s upper epidermis layer from sun exposure as well as a destruction of elastic fibers beneath the skin that caused sagging. He told Gordon he never wore sunscreen while driving his truck.
That’s something Gordon recommends to anyone sitting in a car for long drives this summer. The Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends UV film for car windows; a one-time application of the transparent sheets to car windows, performed at many car dealerships, screen out nearly 100 percent of UVA rays without reducing a driver’s visibility. Cost usually runs $100 to $200, depending on the size of the car.
Solar Gard® Ultragard™ UV window film blocks 99% of UVA and UVB rays and is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation