Prevention is better than a cure
PLATYPUS AUSTRALIA provides the following facts about the sun to ensure MAXIMUM SUN PROTECTION
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is a government run Authority who monitor radiation levels in Australia, a country with very high Ultraviolet Radiation. ARPANSA test the Ultraviolet transmission in fabric by using a high performance Spectrophotometer.
The Australian Standard AS/NZS4399:1996 as set by Standards Australia outlines an Ultraviolet Protection Factor Classification System.
An Ultraviolet Protection Factor of UPF 50+ is the highest sun protection rating offered by ARPANSA promising MAXIMUM SUN PROTECTION. UPF 50+ blocks out more than 97.5% of the Ultraviolet Radiation. No higher standard than UPF 50+ is recognised by ARPANSA.
ARPANSA require all companies to submit their fabrics/colours for testing each season, before they issue a license to purchase the UPF 50+ swing tags. The ARPANSA UPF 50+ Swing Tag is your guarantee of MAXIMUM UV PROTECTION.
In the UK, Platypus Australia also follows the British Standard EN13758-2 UPF 40+ for Ultraviolet Radiation, guaranteeing maximum protection.
All Platypus Australia’s swimwear blocks out more than 97.5% of the Ultraviolet Radiation.
What is Ultraviolet Radiation?
Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) is the part of sunlight that causes damage to the skin. There are 3 types of Ultraviolet Rays UVA, UVB and UVC. The ozone and oxygen in the atmosphere absorbs all the UVC and most of the UVB rays before they reach the earth’s surface. Depletion of Earth’s ozone continues to increase our exposure to Ultraviolet rays.
Some facts about the sun to consider: When UVA and UVB reach the earth’s surface they can cause:
Where are the Ultraviolet Rays?
What is skin cancer?
A very crucial point of information on the sun is that it can cause skin cancer, a disease in which cancer cells are found in the outer layer of the skin. There are two types:
Who gets skin cancer?
Did you know the following skin facts?