SKIN CANCER IS AN EPIDEMIC
PRACTICE SUN SAFETY
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM OVER EXPOSURE TODAY!
There are certain facts that we need to know about cancer!
Skin cancer has become an epidemic globally, with the widening of the ozone layer we have become more susceptible to over exposure to uv rays of the sun, it is therefore important for us all to practice sun safety practices when outdoors. Studies show that humans obtain 80% of their total UV exposure by the age 18 years making it even more critical to ensure that young children and teenagers have the option of sun protection as much as possible.
Alarming statistics show:
Since 1973 there has been 50% increase in the mortality rate for melanoma. With these figures it tells us even more today that care givers in day care centers and schools need to create sun safety practice and provide sun and uv protection as much as possible for vulnerable children
Skin Cancer is preventable!
Why are Shade Structures helpful in helping to reduce skin cancer risk in children?
Answer: Our Shade Structures are manufactured with uv stabilized shade netting using HDPE polyethelene. The description of the uv stabilization is due from the uv pellets that are included in the extrusion process when manufacturing the shade net fibers in the weaving process. The threads are then woven by a raschell process into a sturdy strong weave that creates a thick barrier of protection blocking up to 95% of the sun’s harmful uv rays.
American Academy of Dermatology
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Research Center
Boston University Medical Center
National Institutes of Health
National Coalition for Skin Cancer Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent skin cancer