Prolonged exposure to sunlight can lead to skin cancer especially in Australia. However, not many people are aware of the fact that being inside the home doesn’t mean protection from harmful UV rays.

Untreated window glass for instance, will not block the sun’s destructive rays or protect the skin from cancer-causing UV rays.

Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to UV radiation from the sun.

The incidence of skin cancer in Australia is one of the highest in the world, two to three times that of Canada, the US and the UK. For instance, in Australia, skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers, 95-99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun, and GPs have over 1 million patient consultations per year for skin cancer.

Types of skin cancer include melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are known as non-melanoma skin cancer.

To block the sun’s harmful rays from entering the home, Sunscreen Window Tinting recommends 3M window films, which are designed to block up to 99% of the sun’s destructive UV radiation. Sunscreen’s 3M Prestige window films can filter out both UVA and UVB rays, and are available in clear or a variety of shades and colours to suit specific requirements. 

A pioneer of window film solutions, 3M has millions of square feet of window film installed all around the world. The Skin Cancer Foundation recently awarded its ‘Seal of Recommendation’ to twelve 3M window film products as effective UV protectants. When applied to windows in vehicles and homes, these films block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and help to reduce the risk of sun-induced damage to the skin, including sunburn, premature aging and skin cancer.

Sunscreen’s 3M Prestige window films offer several advantages including reduced glare, increased comfort and energy savings.

By significantly reducing glare when working on a computer or trying to watch television in a sunlit room, 3M window films can help one work or relax without the added eyestrain from excessive light.

3M window films can reject up to 79% of the sun’s heat, increasing the comfort factor and decreasing the need for air-conditioning on a warm day, significantly reducing the energy bill.

Sunscreen Window Tinting staff are trained in the latest methods of application by 3M, offering the assurance of professional work at all times. Customers will also benefit from one of the most comprehensive commercial warranties available in the market, should the window film need replacement.