In the United States skin cancer is more likely to occur on the left side of the body according to a new report which found that 52% of melanomas and 53% of merkel cell carcinomas occur on that side of the body.
The research points to the fact that U.S. drivers expose more of their body to the sun while driving from the left side of the car.
The research is confirmed from a similar study in Australia conducted in 1986 which found that right side of the body cancer was more likely in a country that drives on the opposite side of the road.
The recent study also found that upper arm merkel cell carcinomas had a higher rate at 55 percent.
Researchers suggest keeping windows rolled up as glass will block many harmful UV rays or wearing sunscreen.