KIDS SUN SHIRTS
UPF 50+ Wet or Dry
Blocks Out 97.5% of Ultraviolet Rays
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Anyone can be at risk of developing skin cancer, though the risk increases as you get older.
The majority of skin cancers in Australia are caused by exposure to UV radiation in sunlight.
- Evidence suggests that childhood sun exposure contributes significantly to your lifetime risk of skin cancer. Cancer Council Australia recommends keeping babies out of the sun as much as possible for the first 12 months.
- Sunburn causes 95% of melanomas, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
- In Australia, almost 14% of adults, 24% of teenagers and 8% of children are sunburnt on an average summer weekend. Many people get sunburnt when they are taking part in watersports and activities at the beach or a pool, as well as gardening or having a barbeque.
- Sunburn is also common on cooler or overcast days as many people mistakenly believe UV radiation is not as strong. This is untrue – you can still be sunburnt when the temperature is cool.
- Sun exposure that doesn’t result in burning can still cause damage to skin cells and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Evidence suggests that regular exposure to UV radiation year after year can also lead to skin cancer.UPF – What does it mean?UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. It is the amount of ultraviolet radiation that a fabric blocks
Below is the ASTM Standard for Sun Protective Clothing and Swimwear:
|UPF Rating||Protection Category||% UV Radiation Blocked|
|UPF 15-24||Good||93.3 – 95.9|
|UPF 25-39||Very good||96.0 – 97.4|
|UPF 40-50+||Excellent||97.5 – 98+|