UV & sun protection
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and other sources, such as solariums, is the major cause of skin cancer >>> more
Taking measures to protect yourself and your family from the sun will help to prevent the long term consequences of too much sun, such as skin cancer, and also the short-term effects, such as sunburn.
Commercially Marketed Clothing
For marketed sun protective clothing, the following categories are used to describe the protection value of American or Australia/New Zealand tested fabrics. The UPF ratings coincide closely with the SPF values given to sunscreen products in Canada and elsewhere. Of note though, since some companies may test only dry, unstretched fabric samples, be mindful of the “hole effect” if not indicated. >>> more
What is sun protective clothing and UPF?
Sun protective clothing is clothing that is manufactured from ultraviolet (UV) protective fabric. The definition of a sun protective fabric is a fabric that must achieve a minimum UV Protection Factor (UPF) rating of at least UPF15 after the equivalent of 2 years of normal wear and tear. >>> more
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada. Many skin cancers can be prevented. The single most effective way to lower the risk of developing skin cancer is to reduce your exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR).
You can enjoy healthy outdoor activities as long as you protect yourself from the sun. Take steps to protect yourself from the sun’s rays before going outside. It is also important to protect against UV rays all year round, not just in the summer. >>> more
Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Learn how to protect yourself to stay safe. >>> more
Should you be wearing a rashie vest on the beach this summer? They keep the sun off AND flatten your wobbly bits……>>> more