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Sun Protection Facts

It is a well known and documented fact that Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer worldwide.

sun protection factsExperts from around the world agree the most common cause of skin cancer is Ultraviolet Radiation.

Why You Need Sun Protection

Although the Australian sun burns with intense heat, it is the invisible Ultraviolet Radiation rays that can burn a person and cause damage to unprotected fair skin within a very short time of 15 minutes.

UPF is the term for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and it represents a specific scale or rating that the UV protection provides by various materials.

Sunscreens have always carried the SPF identification code, and the term UPF was selected to distinguish it from the SPF screening code.

The higher the UPF rating, the more effective and longer the protection against UVR will be.

Shade Sails Are A Convenient Solution

Shadekits proudly supply and recommend a commercial grade of shade cloth capable of blocking out and screening up to 99% of UVR including 97% shade rating depending on the the shade sail colour with a 10 year guarantee against any deterioration in UV.

The higher the UPF rating of any quality shade cloth will result in longer protection against harmful Ultraviolet Radiation.

Any quality shade cloth with a UPF rating of 15 will allow just one fifteenth of the Ultraviolet Radiation to penetrate through it; as a UPF rating of 20 for example will only allow just one twentieth of the Ultraviolet Radiation to penetrate through the cloth weave.

Shadekits offers a huge range of solutions to help protect you, your family or business from the harmful effects of the Australian sun.

David & Christine Shaw

ABN: 17 702 537 919
David & Christine Shaw – Proprietor
Mobile: 0438 197 835
95 Sovereign Drive
Tamaree, QLD 4570