Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Trucker's face shows effects of sun

From the New England Journal of Medicine website.   The picture depicts a man who had driven a delivery truck for 28 years.  Being close to the window, the left side of his face received more exposure to ultraviolet rays than the right which seems to have resulted in a startling difference in the level of skin damage.

This of course is being reported as a cautionary tale of the dangers of too much sun exposure.  I wonder though, is this a common problem with truck drivers, or is there something about this man which makes him more sensitive than others?  There are a lot of truck drivers out there.  Anyone know of a similar situation?

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