Bill mcelligott, delivery truck driver, has severe sun. In some cases, the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which. According to the journal, chronic uva exposure can result in thickening of the skins top layers, the epidermis and stratum corneum, as well as destruction of the skins elastic fibers. An image published in a recent issue of the new england journal of medicine paints a. Bill mcelligott, delivery truck driver, has severe sun damage on. This man is 69 years old, but one half of his face looks far older, due to years of sun damage to his left side. And thats resulted in the skin on the left side getting thicker a process called unilateral dermatoheliosis.
This picture of a truck driver and the damage prolonged exposure to the. This shocking pic of a truck driver shows what 28 years of sun damage does to your face the face of an elderly truck driver shows how the suns. This shocking pic of a truck driver shows what 28 years of sun. If youre a professional truck driver, you get a lot of sun exposure every day, and its mostly to the left side of your face.
Sun damage after 28 years of driving a delivery truck reddit. Have you ever considered the damage the sun may be doing to your skin when you are getting from a to b. It is a common myth that you are safe behind a window, but when photos of a truck driver who had been on the road for 28 years emerged it depicted a significant difference between the two sides of his face. To make sure this is a point that is well understood by truck drivers, and any sort of driver on the road for a long period of time, one should look at the case of bill mcelligot. Image shows damage caused by sun exposure to truck driver. A truck driver, displaying the affects of uv damage and sun damage after 28 years of commercial driving. She has seen severe sun damage on the hands of reps exposed to.
Photo of truck driver shows what 28 years of sun damage looks like. Chronic sun exposure damages truckers skin through. Trucker accumulates skin damage on left side of his face. The dangers of the sun why you should always wear a hat. This photo shows what 28 years of sun damage does to your. A 69yearold man presented with a history of gradual thickening and wrinkling of the skin on the left side of his face. Apart from ageing the skin, they also carry skin cancer risks, due to the breakdown of dna and direct toxicity. Take a look at this fascinating photo of a truck driver. Contests special sections the daily meal the active times tag disclosure faq. The windows of a car typically block most uvb rays, the type that causes sunburn. There are studies that show people who drive with their windows down tend to have a slightly higher rate of cancer on the side of their bodies that are exposed to more sun.
Truck drivers photo shows what 28 years of sun damage can. While it is common knowledge that sun overexposure can lead to damage of the skin, the image shown below uniquely illustrates the destructive power of ultraviolet uv rays. It could be genetics, but i thought it might also be heavy, damaged skin slowly weighing it down over time who knows level 2. The sun, even through windows, can cause serious and irreversible damage to skin. For drivers in the usa that would be the left side and in australia, it is. Shocking image shows how 28 years of sunlight wrecked. The 66yearold truck driver suffers from unilateral dermatoheliosis or photoaging, which was caused by repeated, longterm exposure to uva rays of the sun. Half of truck drivers face prematurely aged due to sun. We stopped by the husky truck stop in mississauga, ont. Over time this caused the sides of his face to appear different as. It doesnt take much to imagine ones own skin in 20 years time.
And closed windows or not uva, the longer rays responsible skin s ageing, can penetrate through glass the damage was done all 20 added years of wrinkling and thickening according to the new england journal of medicine. The face of an elderly truck driver is a shocking demonstration of the. To avoid sun damage as a truck driver, apply sunscreen to any exposed area every time. The truck drivers face has been damaged by years of sun exposure image. The truck driver took the brunt of the damage on the left side of his. A startling photo published in the new england journal of medicine shows the longterm effects of sun exposure, but only on one side of the face sixtynineyearold delivery truck driver bill mcelligott spent 28 years with the left side of his face exposed to the sun. Truck driver william mcelligotts face is a graphic illustration of the damaging effects of the sun. Over time this caused the sides of his face to appear different as shown in a. Cbs news its no secret that lots of sun damages the skin. Mike got skin cancer from longterm sun exposure, says candace, who got a cdl trucking job herself when mike became too ill to work.
Published in the new england journal of medicine, the 69yearolds portrait is notable because only one side. Essentially, ultraviolet a uva rays transmitted through the window of his delivery truck have severely damaged the skin on the left side of his face during the 28 years he has spent driving on the job. Both uva and uvb play an important role in causing premature skin aging. While uv rays are known to be damaging to the human skin, the actual extent of it can be bizarre. As an american truck driver, the side of your body that sees the most sun is your left, so you should focus on protecting this area the most. The extra melanin makes your skin look darker or sun tanned. And, even if the sun doesnt feel warm, it can still damage your skin. Shocking image of truck driver shows damage due to sun. This guy was in time or something a few years back. Trucker accumulates skin damage on left side of his. The truck driver took the brunt of the damage on the left side of his face because of his many hours behind the wheel. Gordon and brieva, entitled unilateral dermatoheliosis. The cumulative effect of being exposed to the sun builds up over many years.
Gizmodo published an article an photo of skin damage to a truck driver. Trucker accumulates skin damage on left side of his face after 28. He was a mechanic in the army and a truck driver, so every single day he was being exposed to the suns rays. The lefthand side of the 66yearolds face is deeply lined, pitted and sagging after 28 years of sun exposure through the side window of his lorry. Windshields are treated to shield drivers from some uva, but side, back and sunroof windows usually arent. He never applied sunscreen as he thought his window would block radiation from the sun. The subject is a 69yearold truck driver patient of mine. To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the dark brown pigment called melanin. According to the centers for disease control and prevention cdc, uv rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Sun damage after 28 years of driving a delivery truck. Avoiding sun burning, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding sun exposure, especially during peak periods of uv exposure, such as midday, can significantly lower the risk of damage to the skin. The new england journal of medicine has published a shocking photo of a 69 yearold man with unilateral dermatoheliosis severe damage from ultraviolet rays on one side of his face.
The publication said the skin damage was consistent with the. Bill mcelligott had been driving his milk delivery truck for 28 years, without sun protection. Over time, the damage from either or both types of rays can lead to skin cancer. This picture of a truck driver and the damage prolonged exposure to the sun did to the left side. Image shows damage caused by sun exposure to truck driver s skin after 28 years. Let us all remind ourselves of this nowfamous photo of a truck driver who suffered visible sun damage on one side of his face, which was exposed to the sun for an extended period of time.
A new striking image of a 69yearold truck driver shows just how much damage the sun can do. While glass blocks uvb rays pretty well, it doesnt block uva rays. Shocking image shows how 28 years of sunlight wrecked truck driver s face. Shocking photo that reveals the damage the sun does to. Truck driver shows the effect of sun over 28 years posted on june 12, 2012 there was a new england journal article from april 2012, by drs. A surprising danger in planes, trains and automobiles. My dad has worked as a ups driver in south florida for over 30 years and he doesnt even look anywhere near like this, this seems extreme. The shocking image of a 69yearold truck driver shows exactly what kind of. Truck drivers face risk of skin damage from years of sun. Shocking photo of truck driver shows what 28 years of sun damage. Photo of truck driver shows what 28 years of sun damage. Truck drivers startling onesided sun damage telegraph.
Truck driver bill mcelligott, 69, has unilateral dermatoheliosis, according to the new england journal of medicine. This shocking pic of a truck driver shows what 28 years of sun damage does to your face the face of an elderly truck driver shows how the suns powerful and dangerous uv rays can slowly destroy the. But uva rays, which contribute to skin aging and cancer, still get. Subsequently, while the right side of his face is aging quite well, the left side looks considerably older than the right. But the image of truck driver william mcelligott is actually a stark reminder of the destructive power of the sun. Truck drivers photo shows what 28 years of sun damage can do to skin a 69yearold truck driver has revealed what 28 years of sun exposure can do to the skin. This photograph, published in the new england journal of medicine, shows what dermatologists call. Over the years, this can leave you with a very lopsided record of sun damage. This picture of a truck driver and the damage prolonged exposure to the sun did to the left side of his face will make you never want to leave home again without smothering your face in spf. Half of truck drivers face prematurely aged due to sun damage. In 2012, the new england journal of medicine published a photo of a 69yearold truck driver who had spent the incredible image of truck driver shows what 28 years of sun damage looks like. Some visible effects of truck driver sun damage include freckles, spider veins, and skin spots. Sun exposure causes a lot of changes to the skin, damaging the fibers called elastin and causing the skin to stretch, sag and lose its ability to go back into place. The 69 yearold truck driver a sunbather ultraviolet a uva rays had.
This shocking pic of a truck driver shows what sun damage. When you spend most of your day in the cab of a truck or outdoors loading and unloading freight, youre exposed to much more than just 15 minutes of sun rays per day. Limit your time outdoors and during peak hours when the sun is up, janus says. Often times people are stuck in traffic jams during commutes, and a quick 25 mile commute turns into an hour long trip, your sun exposure inside the car is for the entire hour. While the skin on the right side of his face appears relatively smooth, the left is. While you cant get a sunburn through a closed window, the risk of skin damage from uva rays is everpresent for longhaul truckers. This shocking pic of a truck driver shows what 28 years of sun damage does to your face the left side of the 69yearolds face, which was exposed to uv rays through his truck window, is. How concerned are you about sun exposure while driving. A truck drivers sunworn face has been used as the perfect example of what damage uv rays can do to the skin. One face, but two sides of a story society the guardian. So its crucial that you use suncream, even when its cloudy and crap outside. This photo shows what 28 years of sun damage does to your face. Do truckers have a higher rate of skin cancer on the arm.517 809 458 877 763 1095 1138 1653 1331 997 806 1672 1020 628 1346 204 711 882 94 458 431 1070 28 883 670 1238 79 323 891 1507 230 231 683 379 162 1116 911 1430 640 786