SPF 1000

While this is obviously an emergency medicine blog, sometimes I feel compelled to post other medicine related stories and tidbits. The photo below demonstrates the effect that sun exposure can have on your skin. This man drove long haul trucks for 28 years of his life, essentially keeping one side of his face away from the window, and one side continually exposed for many a long day on the road. (more info). The results of years of sun exposure on your skin are pretty clear, so don’t forget the suncream on your long haul trips

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on June 3, 2012, in Fact is Stranger than Fiction, Health Care. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. How old is this photo? I thought all car/truck windows were supposed to be coated to prevent UV rays penetrating them? Maybe they only block either A or B and not both. Odd.

    • Good point, and I’m not sure how old it is. But I know a lot of the trukers I see, have their windows down while driving, at least while its warm out. I also know, that if I myself am on a long roadtrip, even with the windows up I might have a mild burn on one side if the sun was out long enough, so maybe the windows don’t block 100%?

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