Do you believe your car’s windows can protect you from the sun? Think again!

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 11, 2012

You may never think of window tinting as a luxury again after you take a look at a recent New England Journal of Medicine study. One photo in particular has struck a chord with those who like to burn under the sun and those who don’t prioritize protecting their skin. The study showed the image of a 68-year-old man who was a truck driver for 25 years.

The left side of his face appears significantly older than his right side, believed to be due to the ultraviolet rays that enter his side window. When interviewed, Matt Buchanan, the operating partner at Sarasota Ford in Sarasota, Fla., said that the dealership offers window tinting that provides protection from UV rays.

He said that for the past seven years, all of its new vehicles have been preloaded with a 3M Accents film. This option is offered as an aftermarket accessory to used-vehicle buyers.

However, window tint isn’t at all popular in nonsunshine states like Indiana. There have been plenty of comments on Facebook related to this study, mostly calling for the widespread wearing of sunscreen. This study and photograph may easily be used by dealers as marketing tools to get a UV-protection product. [source: Autonews]

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