It’s not a mystery that sun damages skin. Excessive ultraviolet radiation leads to its damage and contributes to premature aging. See the impact of 28 years spent in the cab of the truck on the driver’s face.
How many truckers use sunscreen on a daily basis? Probably very few. It’s time to change this. Because of their location in the cab, just by the window, truckers are constantly exposed to sun. UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) penetrate skin layers, lead to the destruction of the elastic fibres, causing premature aging and even cancer.
Photos published a few years ago by the „New England Journal of Medicine” show what sun can do to the face of a driver who for 28 years behind the wheel was regularly exposed to the effects of sun. Here is the face of the 69-year-old:
Experts though that only the ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, which causes sunburn, is the main cause of skin cancer but recent studies suggest that UVA rays can damage DNA in the deepest layers of skin, increasing the risk of cancer cells formation.
Doctors recommend using sun protection, high filter creams with vitamin A, as well as frequent screening for skin cancer.
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Header photo source: ADAR