(NewsUSA)- Most people understand the importance of protecting their skin from the sun, and how the ultraviolet (UV) radiation can damage skin and eyes over years of exposure. However, many people don't consider themselves exposed to the sun while driving.
In fact, driving is a significant source of exposure to UV rays, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit organization.
Automotive window films can provide an important layer of protection against harmful UVA rays, which do pass through unprotected window glass.
Medical research has shown that drivers in the United States have an increased risk of developing skin cancer on the left side of their faces and on their left arms as a result of exposure to UVA rays through car windows.
All quality window films block 99 percent of UVA rays and can help to reduce the risk of being exposed to the sun's harmful UVA rays. But the dark glass that is popular in many vehicles today may not provide sufficient UVA protection unless it has also been treated with a window film, according to the IWFA.
Some key benefits of automotive window films:
Protective automotive window films can be installed quickly and easily, usually in a few hours by a professional window film installer. To further assist consumers and professionals, the IWFA has developed a guideline to explain the visual quality that should be expected after installation of an automotive window film tint.
Visit www.iwfa.com for more information and to find a window film business in your area.