Health Benefits Of Car Window Tinting

Tinting your car windows comes with a lot of benefits: it increases your privacy, reduces sun-induced damage to your car's upholstery and plastic surfaces, and can even keep your car cool by reducing radiant heat. Perhaps the best part of tinted windows, however, is that they protect you from UV radiation. Here are three ways your health can benefit from reduced exposure to UV radiation while driving. 

Skin Cancer Prevention

Tinted windows can protect you from UVA and UVB radiation, the types of radiation responsible for skin cancer and early skin aging. If you don't have tinted windows, chances are only your front windshield is protecting you from UV radiation, while UV radiation continues to pour in from your other windows. One study of people who developed skin cancer found that 53% of them developed cancer on the left side of their bodies where they had been exposed to light from their window while driving.

Hair Damage Prevention

Unfiltered UV light can damage your hair, fading color and making it brittle and more likely to fall out. Without tinted windows, your hair may not grow to its full potential length, as day after day of exposure could make it break easily when combing or brushing it. Sun-bleached hair may also be frizzier, drier, and have more split ends, making it more difficult to style than hair that's been protected from sunlight.

Eye Damage Prevention

If you wear sunglasses with adequate UV protection while driving, you don't have to worry too much about the sunlight coming from your windows. However, if your sunglasses don't wrap around your eye and let in light from the sides, top or bottom, you're still being exposed to UV radiation.

UV radiation can cause short-term and long-term damage to your eyes. Short-term exposure to radiation can induce a condition called photokeratitis, which is similar to a sunburn on your eye. It's a painful condition that causes itching, tearing, red eyes and the constant sensation that something's on your eye, like an eyelash.

Long-term exposure to UV radiation can increase your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration later in life. Macular degeneration is one of the main causes of blindness in people over the age of 50. 

Tinted windows can help to make your car more enjoyable to drive, but they can also help to protect your overall health. UV radiation can damage your looks, your health, and your life in the years to come. Having your windows tinted from a professional like West Coast Solar Concepts Inc is one easy step that will help to reduce your risk of cancer and other negative UV effects.