Drivers who like to keep their window down may be...

Drivers who like to keep their window down may be at increased risk for skin cancer on the left side of their bodies, according to a new study. Credit: Newsday / Lorina Capitulo

Drivers who like to keep their window down may be at increased risk for skin cancer on the left side of their bodies, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed a U.S. government database and found that Americans are more likely to develop skin cancer on the left side of their bodies.

Driving with an open window may be to blame, because it causes the left side of the body to receive more ultraviolet radiation, the University of Washington researchers suggested. Car windows block most sunburn-causing UVB rays.

The study was published online in April by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

-- HealthDay

Latest videos