Did you know? 74% of all non-invasive melanoma skin cancer cases are found on the driver’s side of the body
Over the last thirty years, rates of malignant melanoma in Great Britain have risen faster than any of the current top ten cancers. According to cancer statistics published by Cancer Research UK in November 2014, Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main potentially avoidable risk factor for skin cancer, linked to an estimated 86% of malignant melanoma cases in the UK.
Many people mistakenly believe that privacy glass will protect them from the sun’s harmful rays, however that is not entirely the case. Whilst privacy auto glass effectively blocks UVB rays, the type that cause sunburn, it doesn’t block all of the harmful UVA which are present during daylight hours every day, even when cloudy. This is the reason why 74% of all non-invasive melanoma skin cancer cases are found on the driver’s side of the body.
Protect your skin
UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can silently accelerate the ageing process, causing wrinkles and even skin cancer. Unlike UVB rays, which create immediate effects like sunburn, UVA rays create long-term damage that is not immediately noticeable and which is why many people don’t realise their skin is getting damaged when they’re sitting by a car window.
As well as being a leading known cause of skin cancer and premature skin ageing, including wrinkles, age spots, etc. these same UVA rays can also cause your car’s interior fabrics and plastics to fade and crack. LLumar automotive window film offers you protection against UVA rays while sitting in the car and also prevents the interior of your car from fading and cracking.
LLumar’s contribution to sun protection is now recognised by The British Skin Foundation as especially valuable to prevent sun induced skin damage.
Benefits of LLumar Protective Film
- Protect your skin: LLumar film is fully tested and accredited by the British Skin Foundation
- Protect yourself and your loved ones from flying glass and side-impact expulsion
- Protect your privacy
- Protect your upholstery & carpet: LLumar filters up to 99.9% of UVs.
- Reduces solar energy by up to 51%
- Improves the performance of privacy glass by 50%*
- Reduces glare
- Keeps your vehicle cool
- Easy to clean
- 7 years’ warranty
Ordinary privacy glass does not filter all of the UVA so LLumarhas exclusively developed an automotive window film in partnership with the British Skin Foundation – the LLumar AU 85:
- AU 85 filters 99.9% of UV, including harmful UVA
- It’s virtually transparent and compliant with UK road legislation