by Anne

Los Angeles Times: Skin cancer risk while driving?

June 20, 2011

LAtimesKeeping the windows up won’t help much. Car windows might somewhat limit UV exposure, but  certainly not prevent it. As the American Cancer Society notes:

“Typical car, home, and office windows block most of the UVB rays but a smaller portion of UVA rays, so even if you don’t feel you’re getting burned your skin may still get some damage.”

Burns aren’t the only concern. Ultraviolet exposure accumulates throughout a person’s lifetime, and some people spend a lot of time next to a window behind a wheel.  READ MORE …