The Result Of 28 Years Of Direct Sun Exposure [Pic

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Science

This 69-year-old man was a truck driver for 28 years. He was hit by direct sunlight on the left side of his face.
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Male 3,612
wow being old is bad for you
i didn`t know that
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Female 2,602
[quote]Maybe it happened on those days when it was hot and he had the side window open.[/quote]

The side window could have been up, and he`d still probably have got enough UVA exposure through it to cause deep wrinkles like those above. The windshield of cars, being laminated, blocks all UV, whereas the side windows generally only block UVB (which causes sun burn and melanomas), but allow a fair percentage of UVA (which causes wrinkles) through.
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Male 2,034
poo, I really should get the AC in my car fixed...
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Male 127
Maybe it happened on those days when it was hot and he had the side window open.
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Female 2,602
>Car windows, while blocking UVB, offer you little protection against UVA.<


I`ll offer you a quote from Richard Feynman, the Nobel Prize winning physicist, who used a truck windshield to protect himself from the harmful effects of UV radiation coming from the first atomic bomb test:

"I got behind a truck windshield, because the ultraviolet can`t go through glass, so that would be safe, and so I could see the damn thing."

Also, see this link. Quote:

"In the majority of modern cars, the windshield is built of laminated glass that blocks all of UVB and the vast majority of UVA."

When you say glass lets a high percentage of UVA through, you mean ordinary glass, not the laminated glass used in car windshields. Only light coming in the side window you`re actually sitting at will be harmful.
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Male 546
Goes to show how beneficial it is to keep the left in the dark. The light of day is damaging .
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Male 261
That is why my cars have either 1 or 2% tints on all windows.
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Male 554
bull.....poo


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Male 658
@Selous

Transition lenses do block UVA and UVB. But I made no mention of those. Car windows, while blocking UVB, offer you little protection against UVA. I could cite a thousand sources, but maybe you should due even a tiny bit of research before accusing me of being wrong.
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Male 1,586
I hadn`t read the whole description when I looked at the pic and I said oh I bet he`s a truck driver.
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Male 1,197
Thdot
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
492 Posts Friday, June 01, 2012 5:31:38 PM
@MacGuffin

car windows do not block UVA

yes they do, ask anyone that uses transition lenses and drives a car with the window down
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Female 6,381
He could have quit the west coast to east coast (and back) route and switched to north/south work to even things up.
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Female 362
@talon: Driving in different directions wouldn`t be necessary for only getting sun exposure on one side of your face. In my tiny little Kia, sun rarely hits my right side, regardless of where I`m facing, because the car roof and passenger door cause shadows, while I`m directly next to the driver window. In the wide cab of an 18-wheeler, I have no trouble imagining somebody in the driver seat getting much more sun on their left side.
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Male 1,164
drat the sun.
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Female 1,236
Take it from a Californian--just put on the f*cking sunblock! I tan easily (never burn), but I have been using sunblock since my teens. My sun-loving girlfrineds who are of an age with me are really, really regretting all of that sun now.
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Male 15,832
When he turned 40, he should have moved to England.
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Male 1,448
You would think after 28 years he would have tanned.
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Male 3,894
@8bithero--because most people have the luxury of quitting "uncomfortable" jobs.

"Oh man, this long haul truck driving sure is UNCOMFORTABLE! I`ll go ahead and quit and draw another card from the career pile. Your turn to spin the spinner, Ma."
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Male 4,893
My commute is a bit long. My left arm is WAY tanner than my right. And I live in Seattle! Why would it be so hard to believe 28 years in a sunny climate could do this? And no...clear glass does not block uv.
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Male 658
@MacGuffin

car windows do not block UVA
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Male 658
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Male 38,483

MacGuffin - [quote]It`s a shame, because otherwise he would have been such a hottie. [/quote]

LOL
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Female 2,602
[quote]Do you really tink this guy drove for 28 yrs south in the morning and north in the afternoon. Give us a friggin` break. [/quote]

Why would he need to have done to get a face like that? Glass blocks UV rays, and so does the inside of a cab.
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Male 382
Yup! 45 yrs of direct exposure as a farmer does not do that. Must be another american thing, only happens in certain states. 80+ yr old people in india do not have that problem. So we have some old guy with nothing better to do but try and get attention on the internet, And IAB is starting to suck the hind tit in desperation for something to post. Do you really tink this guy drove for 28 yrs south in the morning and north in the afternoon. Give us a friggin` break.
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Male 11,740
He should have called Chuck Norris to come give the sun a roundhouse kick in the crotch for revenge.
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Female 2,602
Not only that, but the sun turned him from being a scary old man to being a scary old lady:

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Male 38,483

His left side looks like an oatmeal cookie.
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Male 1,197
wouldnt look weird if it was his whole face
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Female 2,602
It`s a shame, because otherwise he would have been such a hottie.
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Male 5,413
No offence (Not that I could care). But after a week you should realise that this is uncomfortable. Not wait TWENTY EIGHT years later and be like..."Oh well".
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Male 1,754
Hey Sun! drat OFF!
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Male 98
Should`ve kept his window closed.
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Male 6,737
Sun screen, fool.
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Male 5,314
so after 28 years of driving, the sun just came up and hit him directly in the face, and this happened? WOW!!! the sun`s a dick.
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Male 20,186
Link: The Result Of 28 Years Of Direct Sun Exposure [Pic [Rate Link] - This 69-year-old man was a truck driver for 28 years. He was hit by direct sunlight on the left side of his face.
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