3 Reasons why you should tint for earth day

I just moved a chair to sweep the floor and was dismayed at the damage to our beautiful flooring. The window is screened by a large tree so never gets direct sunlight but just look at the bleaching from reflected UV rays in just 3 years

Imagine the damage to my skin if my desk were had been here instead!

This is a really important issue for anyone sitting in direct sunlight that comes through a window.

Regular glass blocks almost all UVB rays but allows UVA to come through.

Both UVA and UVB rays are harmful.  Remember:

UVB is  the main sunburn ray, it causes skin cancer and wrinkles

UVA penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB ,  it causes skin cancer and wrinkles

UVA It is also the ray used in tanning beds 

Tinting –  Adding sheets of UV blocking film to windows, or when replacing old window choosing glass that includes technology to block UV rays can:

1)        Help to lower your cooling costs

2)      Extend the life of your furnishing.

3)      Save your skin

About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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11 Responses to 3 Reasons why you should tint for earth day

  1. Reblogged this on bellesbaubles and commented:
    thanks sunnysleevez for this informative post i know i will be more careful in the future

  2. great read thank also reblogged

  3. john hardin says:

    Great post! UV is serious radiation that causes cancer, and ruins lots of other things too.

  4. conniededona says:

    thanks for the good advice!

  5. azi-ta-da says:

    Wow! This really drives home the point. I’m a sunscreen lover these days (and for a good while now) but oh how I wish the teen me was not a sun-worshipper. I used to like nothing more than turning a deep bronz and now shudder at the sun damage stories my skin may tell in the future.

  6. I just heard recently some crazy statistic about the incidence of skin cancer for people who sit near and office window. I was shocked! Great post!

  7. I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Award! Check out this Link: http://allthingsboys.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/the-sunshine-award/

  8. Fede Belle says:

    What a great idea. Thank you for posting

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