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4 Reasons Why UV Protective Sun Hats Are Important For Your Health

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4 Reasons Why UV Protective Sun Hats Are Important For Your Health

Looking at these negative effects of the sun, here are four primary reasons to wear a UV protective sun hat:

  • Sun hats are the first line of defense against sunburn, sun rash, sun stroke, and heat exhaustion. They will block the harmful UV rays and work to keep your body cooler.
  • By blocking UV rays,...

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UV Clothing - Letting You Eat Your Cake & Go To The Beach, Too

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UV Clothing - Letting You Eat Your Cake & Go To The Beach, Too

So with all that good news, where’s the danger? The danger comes from the amount of sun exposure. At the very least, too much sun ends up as sunburn, heat stroke, or heat exhaustion with its tender skin, headaches, fever, and blistering. Prolonged exposure to the sun leads to more serious issues, starting with premature aging with wrinkles, dark spots and discolouring, and ending with cataracts and melanoma. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation states that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.

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Haute SPF Swimwear - Keep Your Family Cool With It This Year

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Haute SPF Swimwear - Keep Your Family Cool With It This Year

At a cost of over three and a half billion dollars a year, Melanoma is responsible for most cancer related deaths and inflicts mostly teens and young adults. Among youth ages 17 to 23, physicians attribute most skin cancer diagnoses to UV rays. Additionally, children that suffer fewer sunburns are less likely to develop skin cancer later in life. Tightly woven garments, such as SPF swimwear, protects the skin from the sun’s rays.

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Ultraviolet Rays - One More Worry For Parents?

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Ultraviolet Rays - One More Worry For Parents?

So do you really need to add "sunshine" to your worry list?

The answer is - Yes & No.

Yes, because despite the health benefits from a good romp outside, skin cancer is a real threat to the health of your little one's skin delicate skin. Additionally, the effect from the sun's rays are cumulative, which means the equation is simple: 

The more time a child spends in the sun, the greater the risk of skin damage or cancer.

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6 Reasons To Be Wearing Sun Protective Clothing

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6 Reasons To Be Wearing Sun Protective Clothing

  • Sun damage is cumulative - once the damage is done it is done. It does not fade away over time even if it looks like it does, but instead adds on to whatever damage has been suffered in the past.
  • 80% of lifetime skin damage occurs in the first 18 yearsKid’s 1-piece suits are a great idea for protecting younger children in these critical years of exposures.
  • 90% of all skin cancers are caused by the lack of proper sun protection and are detectable and preventable. Sun protective clothing is a great way to endure long exposure in the sun and decrease the worry of damaging side effects.

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