June 21 marked the first official day of summer. The season of barbeques, pool parties, vacations, and of course, golf too! Skin Cancer – have you thought about and/or how to protect against it?
Every year, the Summer Solstice reminds us that over the next few weeks, the sun will be higher in the sky causing the sun’s rays to penetrate the Earth at a more direct angle. In other words, June 21 was the start of a season where skin protection from the sun is of the utmost importance!
You lather up with sunscreen when heading to your outdoor activities, and you cover the kids with sun lotion when they’re leaving for camp. But, are you and your family truly protected from sunburn, sun damage, and skin cancer? The answer is probably no.
According to The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, there are more than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed and 2.2 million people treated in the U.S. each year.
No matter where you are sitting in your home, just because you’re not outside does not mean you are fully protected from the sun. Residental windows are only blocking about 25% of UV rays on their own. With the addition of window film, this number can increase to as much as 99%!
This summer, take preventative action against the sun’s damaging effects. A professional installation of window film on your home can help block up to 99% of UV rays. It really is one of the simplest ways to reduce your risk of cumulative skin cancer.
And finally, stay sun safe this summer… Apply sunscreen. Stay cool. And have window film professionally installed as soon as possible! Contact us to schedule an estimate.