Avoiding UVA Rays is Key to Effective Sun Protection

“Americans spend a significant amount of time exposed to sunlight in a car. “In a car only the windshield comes partially treated to filter out harmful ultraviolet rays. Car windows block little or no UVA light and since this light is intense year round, continued exposure has a measurable effect,” says James M. Spencer MD, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Children, whose skin is particularly vulnerable and often sit in the back seat of autos and SUVs, are at high risk since they are exposed to UVA rays streaming in through both side and back windows. These are the rays are linked to the development of melanoma, the fastest growing cancer according to the American Academy of Dermatology…”

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