Results of sun damage to truckers face from drivers side window Photo:NEJM.com
I have never thought about driving all day in the sun, and the ultraviolet rays causing my burly but handsome face to age faster than it should.
This Chicago truckers face has aged an amazing 20 years faster on one side, from the left window. The drivers name is Bill McElligott, and has been driving a whopping 28 years in a milk delivery truck.
The suns powerful ultraviolet rays can get right through the glass, and open up a can of whoop ass on your face over time.
A recent study University of Newcastle researchers claim we get around one third of the UVA exposure from September to May, and much more during the summer months.
What about wearing sun protection cream? I have heard from many sources that it does good, but have also read studies that it does no good, I think the studies come out the way they do in favor of the people that put the money up to fund the studies.
This is from The New England Journal of Medicine
This photoaging effect of UVA is contrasted with photocarcinogenesis. Although exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays is linked to a higher rate of photocarcinogenesis, UVA has also been shown to induce substantial DNA mutations and direct toxicity, leading to the formation of skin cancer.
This 69 year old delivery driver shows a twenty five year gradual, wrinkling and asymptomatic thickening of his skin on left side of the poor dudes face.
That’s all I need, more things to worry about while driving a truck, new regulations, keeping my health up to be able to pass a physical, bad drivers, weight stations, highway patrol, finding a place to park at night, now my face too! I really need and deserve a raise!