While most of us now know enough to properly protect our skin when we are going to be outside and exposed to the sun, do you ever think about the exposure you are getting while inside your home? Most of us don’t. The truth is that most glass found in homes does very little to stop the sun’s damaging UV rays from entering. The risks are exactly the same for being exposed to these rays inside your home as they are when you are outside and that is the reason that home window films have received The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation.
In an article on The Skin Cancer Foundation Website, Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, president of The Skin Cancer Foundation., had the following to say:
“UVA rays can penetrate window glass, meaning you can still be at risk of exposure while inside,”
In another article on their site, they state the following, “While spending most of your time indoors, it’s instinctive to gravitate toward places in your home that receive natural light, like windows and skylights. It’s important to exercise caution while enjoying this little slice of the outdoor world, however — sunlight streaming through glass can still harm your skin.”
With about 85 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers being associated with exposure to UV radiation, it is important that you take steps to protect your skin whenever possible. Home window films can be install on any window in your home and block 99% and greater of the UV from ever entering your home. In addition, these films come in a variety of shades so that they fit with nearly any decor or can practically be invisible on your glass.
You can read the an article from The Skin Cancer Foundation on this topic by clicking HERE
We wanted to share this so that you can be better informed and make positive sun-safe choices. For more general information about home window films, click HERE. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a free, no obligation assessment of your home and how window film can help, contact one of our Window Film Pros to schedule a free, no obligation consultation and estimate.