Drivers are more susceptible to developing skin cancer: Warns Irish medical team

admin June 7, 2013 Comments Off on Drivers are more susceptible to developing skin cancer: Warns Irish medical team

The plastic surgeons have confirmed that the truck, bus, and taxi drivers are more vulnerable to developing symptoms of skin cancers due to their long exposure to sunlight through the windscreen glass.

The drivers should follow certain safe sun procedures and make sure that they are using sunscreens on a regular basis. This is as important as is belting up before driving.

Dr. Jason Kelly, the plastic surgeon of the Irish Association, has added that the risk applies to all those who have to spend long hours in car or any other vehicle.

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The surgeon warns that the UVA rays can cause skin cancer even in the “cloudy” and “dull” Irish climate. The UVB rays can only cause sunburns whereas, the UVA rays penetrate glass and affect the skin leading to skin cancer.

The surgeon added that other occupations such that of fishermen and farmers that require them to stay out in the sun are also susceptible to developing skin cancer and other skin diseases.

The specialists in cancer are, however, reporting that a growing number of people, driving for professional reasons, come with damages on their skin on the window side. Scans show that the professional drivers have the sun-exposed side of their skin look twenty years older than that of the other side.

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