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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Stopping UV cancer - and Tanning Suicide

Yesterday I visited a friend who is at MD Anderson with skin cancer. He's fighting for his life. Cancer cells from a melanoma have migrated into his bones. He was a frequent sailor enjoying boat races in retirement.

At about the same time I got an email from our manufacturer stating that our safety film has been awarded The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation -- just in time for Skin Cancer Awareness month in May. That makes our window film the perfect solution for effective UV protection.

As well as cutting solar heat and providing storm protection, it also screens out 99% of the UV rays that cause skin cancer (and fading of your furnishings).

Many consumers think of sun damage only when they’re in the yard, on a boat or at the beach. We have to change how people think about skin cancer by educating them on how harmful sun exposure is – whether it’s at the beach, in the car, at work, or at home.

The only place our product won't protect you is in a tanning bed--which increases the UV ten times more than the stuff you get from the sun...if used too much tanning beds are a form of (skin cancer) suicide.

I also got calls from people in Bangladesh, Maylasia and Turkey who are interested in our products!

1 comment:

info said...

All good window films block 99% of the UV. The key here is to push the message of the protection from UV, rather than pushing "our" products.