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Solbari blog: Which occupations have the highest risk of skin cancer?

Which occupations have the highest risk of skin cancer?

Any role which involves being outside for more than an hour a day means that you are routinely exposed to the sun and therefore at risk of sun burn, skin ageing and skin cancer. Over 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure.

We have listed a number of jobs which will expose you to a higher risk of sun exposure and therefore skin cancer.

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Solbari Blog: Solbari Sun Protection fabrics are tested and accredited UPF 50+ by the Australian Government

Solbari Sun Protection fabrics are tested and accredited UPF 50+ by the Australian Government

Solbari Sun Protection fabrics are tested and accredited UPF 50+ by ARPANSA, the Australian Government agency responsible for attributing UPF sun protective ratings to fabrics. UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and UPF 50+, the highest UPF rating means that only up to 2% of UV can penetrate the fabric.
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Solbari Blog: Who invented sunscreen?

Who invented sunscreen?

This blog confirms that Blake Milton, a chemist from South Australia invented the first commercially available sunscreen in the World. Milton developed a sunburn cream over a period of 10 years. His formulation was tested by a Professor from the University of Adelaide and found to have sun protective properties.
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Solbari Blog: UPF 50+ clothing explained

UPF 50+ clothing explained

This blog explains what the term UPF 50+ sun protective clothing means. UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor. The Australian Government tests and rates fabrics for sun protective properties. Fabrics are considered to be sun protective is they are rated between UPF 15 and 50+.
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Solbari blog: What does UPF clothing mean?

What does UPF clothing mean?

This blog explains what UPF clothing is. UPF clothing is also known as sun protective clothing, sun protection clothing and in some cases SPF clothing. The blog clarifies that UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and outlines how the UPF rating works in Australia, where the global standard was established.
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Solbari Blog: Sunbathing is more dangerous than smoking, so why does it not come with a similar health warning?

Sunbathing is more dangerous than smoking, so why does it not come with a similar health warning?

Cigarette packets are emblazoned with health warnings from the Australian Government and yet more people are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer every year as a result of sun exposure than they are lung cancer as a result of smoking. Awareness of skin cancer and the risks associated with sunbathing are increasing.
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Solbari Blog: Solbari UPF 50+ Sun Protection is now available with Afterpay in Australia

Solbari UPF 50+ Sun Protection is now available with Afterpay in Australia

This blog confirms that Solbari UPF 50+ sun protection is now available with Afterpay in Australia. Johanna Young, commented, "Australians are becoming more aware about the health benefits of UPF 50+ sun protective clothing. We are excited to offer our award-winning UPF 50+ sun protection range through Afterpay".
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Solbari blog: What does UPF50+ mean

What does UPF 50+ mean?

UPF 50+ is the maximum sun protective rating achievable for fabrics.

UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and is the sun protective rating measure for fabrics.

UPF50+ means that only up to 1/50th or 2% of ultraviolet radiation is able to penetrate the fabric which has been tested.

A fabric which has been awarded a UPF 50+ rating by the Australian Government is considered to provide excellent protection.

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