While it is common knowledge that adopting sun safety measures is crucial outdoors, few people are aware that UV damage may occur inside as well. While ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) light from the sun may injure the skin and cause skin cancer, UVB is efficiently shielded by glass. However, at least 50% of UVA rays may enter through glass. Window film is an increasingly efficient interior protection option, preventing up to 99.9% UVA radiation. Although less powerful than UVB, UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more frequent and present with nearly comparable intensity throughout the year. Window film may help protect your skin and your goods from UVA radiation.
"Examine the furniture in your house that is exposed to direct sunlight to observe the harm that untreated glass may do," says Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. "If the color of your sofa has faded due to exposure to the sun,"
sitting on it can as quickly harm your skin."
Residential and commercial window films, which come in various shades, may also reduce glare by more than half while enabling 30-80% of visible light to pass through
pass through, depending on the customer's demands. The advantages of putting window film extend beyond preserving one's skin and household objects since it may help save energy bills. Window film reduces heat inside the house during hot weather and reflects interior heat into the home during cold weather. Furthermore, several new varieties of "safety" film assist in keeping the broken residential and commercial glass in place. It is often thicker than average sun-protective film and may considerably minimize the possibilities of break-ins, property damage, and even personal harm caused by shattered glass.
UV radiation is linked to melanoma, accounting for 85% of all skin malignancies, whereas nonmelanoma skin cancers account for 90%. The Skin Cancer Foundation suggests that everyone follow a year-round sun protection plan that includes finding shade, covering up with clothes, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking eyewear, and applying broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.
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If you're concerned about the efficacy of your windows against UV light, call us. We can test the quantity of UV light and the amount of heat passing through your glass and save you money on your cooling costs.
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