Sitting In Front of A Window May Expose Children To Harmful UV Rays
More than 12 million Americans have children who may be receiving dangerous levels of Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun when they sit near unprotected windows, reports a new survey among U.S. adults with children under 18 years old in their household.
“A large body of medical research shows harmful UVA rays penetrate the skin deeply and can do significant damage and even cause cancer as it passes through unprotected windows on sunny or even cloudy days,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “While the impact of this exposure is seen in older adults, the harm to the skin can start when you are child, and the damage cannot be reversed,” he added.
Unless you are regularly putting on sunblock rated for UVA protection, window film offers a cost-effective way to protect skin indoors, whether in an office, at home or in a vehicle. It blocks up to 99.9 percent of UVA, and people do not need to do anything to ‘activate it’ such as pulling drapes or using sunblock indoors once it is installed.