What you need to know
We all need sunlight - the sun is the primary source of vitamin D required for healthy bones. Sunlight is split into UVA, UVB and UVC rays. The atmosphere filters out UVC, but UVA and UVB are harmful to skin. !!<Skin cancer cases have increased 25% since 1998. 90% of skin cancer results from lack of proper protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Protect your kids
Young skin is far more sensitive to sunlight. Yet 80% of exposure to sunlight occurs in the first 18 years of life.Remember: just getting sunburnt a few times in childhood will greatly increase the chance of skin cancer later in life.
What you can do?
Avoid exposure to sunlight in the middle of the day -Remember that T-shirts, especially wet, offer little protection against UVA and UVB rays -Eyes can easily get burnt - only use glasses with 100% UV protection -Never expose children under six months to direct sunlight - even sun block is not sufficient protection -When using sun cream, use broad spectrum cream with a minimum SPF of 15 -Remember that sun cream can easily be washed offCrash Bang Kids provides swimwear offering sun protection from 98 to 100 SPF!