• Protect Against Harmful UV Rays with 3M Window Tint Films


    Some of the Most Powerful Sun Block Doesn’t Come in a Bottle

    • family enjoying cool tempatures while saving energy costs at their home with 3M window film

      Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. At least 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age of 70.1 The risk is higher in men than in women (70% vs. 58% cumulative risk of NMSC before age 70).

      Fortunately, skin cancer is the most preventable form of cancer. Exposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet light is a risk factor for all individuals, but avoiding this risk could prevent more than 3 million cases every year. Taking steps to minimize ultraviolet radiation exposure is actually quite easy for anyone to do – the most difficult part is prioritizing it.

      To avoid the dangers of unprotected exposure to UV rays, the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a year-round sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade, covering up with clothing, wearing broad-brimmed hats and UV-blocking sunglasses, and using broad spectrum sunscreen every day.

      When we picture places with high sun exposure, we often think of the outdoors. A common misconception is that being outdoors in direct sunlight is the only time people are exposed to harmful UV rays. However, millions of Americans actually receive a large amount of sun exposure indoors while in their cars and homes.

      3M™ Automotive Film, Commercial Film and Residential Window Films provide an effective sun safety solution by blocking up to 99.9 percent of UV rays. Additionally, the films provide up to a total SPF of over 1,000, protecting users from the sun’s damaging rays indoors or in vehicles. 3M Window Films also reduce up to 78 percent of the sun’s heat, eliminating hot spots to keep you comfortable at home, work, or on the road.

      The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded its Seal of Recommendation to window films manufactured by several different brands, including 3M. Products granted the Seal of Recommendation have been proven to provide safe and effective UV radiation protection.

      For more information on 3M Window Film, please visit www.3m.com.au/3M/en_AU/building-window-solutions-au/ .