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Should you wear sunscreen in the automobile?

The cumulative impact of solar in your physique whereas driving will increase the threat of pores and skin most cancers.

SAN ANTONIO — Sunscreen is a should in the pool or at the lake, however what about in the automobile? Many of us spend hours on the highway each week which leads us to this declare.


Is it true that I must wear sunscreen in the automobile to stop pores and skin most cancers?

  • Dr. Tessa Cervantes from Sonterra Dermatology
  • The St. Louis University School of Medicine


This is true.


“The sun rays, right, are what we talk about. It causes cancer, and so those can pass through the glass,” Dr. Cervantes instructed us. “And so it only blocks a certain amount of rays. So you still get some of those UV rays that come through the glass. So, yes, you can still get skin cancer even if you’re sitting in the car with the windows up.”

“We tend to see more skin cancer on the left side of the face. The cumulative effect of being exposed to the sun builds up over many years,” mentioned Dr. Scott Fosko, the chairman of dermatology at the St. Louis University School of Medicine.  

So sure, it’s true. You ought to wear sunscreen in the automobile to decrease your threat of getting pores and skin most cancers. Dr. Cervantes additionally mentioned you ought to even wear sunscreen on cloudy days as a result of you nonetheless get 80 % of the UV rays from the solar. 

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