Heard of Driver’s Arm? What About Driver’s Face?

Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by in Auto News

Many of us slather on the sunscreen before outdoor but you apply, before you get in the car for your morning and evening commute?

If you are not, you should be, especially if you spend hours a week a car with the sun beating down on one side of the face. The photo of this 69-year-old man who was a truck driver for more than 25 years shows that the solar UVA (long wave UV) rays can do.

The man trap was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine. The unnamed man sought treatment at Northwestern University in Chicago for the deep lines in the left side of his face that made him look 20 years older on one side only. The right side of his face will not get the long-term sun exposure and properly investigated after a 69-year-old.

The study's authors, Dr. Jennifer RS Gordon and Dr. Joaquin C. Brieva Northwestern write, that the man affected skin probably was UVA rays, the skin exposed deeper than UVB (short-wave) rays that cause sunburn penetrate , according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. UVA rays can also clouds and glass.

The amount of UVA rays that get through a car window depends on its color. Honda uses two types of glass: green glass that looks almost clear and a light transmittance of at least 75% by regulation and gray glass that looks tinted and has a light transmittance of only 20%, said Honda spokesman Chuck Schifsky. "Decreases as the light transmittance, UV protection increased" Schifsky said. Thus, in the first row inmates are not getting as much sun protection as passengers in the back seat.

Green glass is the only type of glass that is allowed in saloons, and it is also used for windshields and front-row side windows in light commercial vehicles, he said. Used gray glass for rear window in light trucks, including SUVs and minivans. There are a limited number of glass supplier for the automotive industry, so that other automakers have similar window glass insert.

A number of aftermarket window tinting products do offer UVA protection. Doing your research, however, ensure that you are dealing with a reputable shop to make the different kinds of movies are valid and that your color is in accordance with the local law enforcement provisions. A good tint job should cost a few hundred dollars for a sedan.

If you do not want to spend the money, what you can do to stop what about the man in the photo

"It's important to wear sunscreen daily, especially if you are a long way," said Amy Derick, a clinical instructor of dermatology at Northwestern, who was not involved in the 69-year-old case. "Windows typically block UVB light, but not UVA light.

"For me it is people with more sun damage on the left side [of the face] versus the right to see," Derick said.

Health of your skin, use a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, and forget again not in front of your home also. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the wearing of hats, wraparound sunglasses and long sleeves, tightly woven clothing to protect the skin on your arm.

Remember an ounce of prevention – or sun block, in this case – is better than a pound of cure. The 69-year-old man will be monitored by his doctors for skin cancer.

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