The researchers admitted that whilst the results of their tests were conclusive, however, they were not entirely sure why some colours performed better at preventing UV rays from penetrating fabrics than others.
The Cancer Council in Australia has advised on their website that darker colours absorb UV rays (which equates to blocking UV) better than white or pastel colours of the same fabric.
At Solbari we test every fabric with the Australian Government and we can confirm from our fabric testing results that darker colours in the same fabric offer better sun protection. We only offer fabrics in chosen colours if they have been tested and rated UPF 50+ by the Australian Government. So, irrespective of what colour fabrics you see on our website, those fabrics have achieved the excellent UPF 50+ rating.
Solbari Sun Protection is leading Australian sun protective clothing (UPF clothing) brand with customers in over 60 countries.
All of Solbari’s products, in all colours, are independently tested and rated UPF 50+ by the Australian government. UPF 50+ is the maximum sun protective rating for fabrics awarded by the Australian Government.
Solbari’s award-winning range includes UPF 50+ shirts, polos, trousers, arm sleeves and umbrellas.
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Your skin is your largest organ and has a long memory. Sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) damage is cumulative throughout your life. Research shows that sun damage contributes to more than 90% of wrinkles, brown spots, premature skin ageing as well as precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.
It is very difficult to the untrained eye to identify melanomas and skin cancers because they can come in many different shapes and sizes.
As Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. says, "the earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of avoiding surgery, or in the case of a serious melanoma or skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death."