These past several weeks many of us have decided to pursue a more healthy lifestyle. People have begun things like new exercise programs, washing their hands more and started being more conscious about what types of foods you eat. One example is how the organic food industry has exploded as people understand the negative impact that certain things can have on their overall health. Like most things, making good choices usually happens once someone has good information regarding why they should make those choices. Our team wanted to share some good information about healthy lifestyle choices as it relates to sun exposure and how window film can help.
In 2020, most people understand the risks and dangers of overexposing their skin to the sun’s UV rays, many are unaware of how much and when they are being exposed to them. Subjecting yourself to these UV rays without proper protection can lead to premature aging of the skin and the potential for skin cancer. Most people are likely wearing protective clothing and some type of sunscreen when enjoying the outdoors. However, have you ever thought about the exposure you are getting sitting beside windows in your vehicle, at work and in your home? Most people don’t consider the exposure to these harmful UV rays when they are behind a piece of glass.
This is precisely why window film can become part of a healthy lifestyle. Even though you are behind a piece of glass, you are still being exposed to the UV rays that you need protection from. Applying a window film to that glass can block these rays from getting through. Window films have been given The Skin Cancer Foundation‘s Seal of Recommendation. This is what they had to say in a recent article:
“While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too. While both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun can harm the skin and lead to skin cancers, UVB is effectively blocked by glass. However, at least 50 percent of UVA rays can pass through windows. Window film is an increasingly effective solution, offering substantial indoor protection by blocking up to 99.9 percent of UVA radiation. Although they are less intense than UVB, UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent and are present with relatively equal intensity during all daylight hours throughout the year. Window film can help prevent harmful UVA rays from damaging your skin.”
You can check out this entire article and other great sun safety tips at The Skin Cancer Foundation’s website by clicking HERE
We hope this article helps shed some light on how window film can play a role in you adopting a healthy lifestyle in 2020 and beyond. If you would like more information, please contact us today by calling (319) 423-9663 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about window films, how we are currently handling future scheduling and the installation process once things get back to normal. Stay well. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you soon with any window film needs you may have.