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Skin cancer

Top 5 Tips for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk

In a news release, the International Window Film Association offers these tips to lower your risk of skin cancer both inside and outside your home.

–take advantage of free skin cancer screenings.

–put sunscreen on even on cloudy days. Clouds block only some of the sun’s UV rays.

–use professionally installed window film to make sure your windows are covered properly and so you get the best skin protection possible – blocking 99% of harmful UV rays. Here’s a link where you can find an installer near you.

–use the right amount of sunscreen! Most adults need one ounce of sunscreen, an amount that is roughly the size of your palm. Reapply it regularly when you’re outdoors.

–examine your skin regularly for changes in existing moles, freckles, bumps and birthmarks and new skin growths or changes.

“Limiting sun exposure is the most important measures one can take in preventing skin cancer,” says American Society for Dermatologic Surgery President Thomas E. Rohrer, MD. “Both direct and indirect UV rays damage the skin and can lead to skin cancer and signs of aging. Window film provides protection by limiting harmful UV rays whether at home, work or on the road.”

For more information, visit the International Window Film Association (http://www.iwfa.com/).

IWFA is a unified industry body of window film dealers, distributors, and manufacturers that facilitates the growth of the window film industry though the use of education, research, advocacy and consumer awareness. The organization builds alliances with trade associations, utilities and government agencies to advance dealers’ and distributors’ businesses and provide value to their customers.