Safety under the sun

According to the World Health Organisation, the global rise of skin cancers over past decades is related to an increasingly popular outdoor recreational lifestyle and the depletion of the ozone layer, which provides a protective filter against UV radiation. The good news is that experts believe four out of five cases of skin cancer could be prevented, as UV damage is mostly avoidable.

 

Whilst small amounts of UV are beneficial and necessary for the production of vitamin D, most of us are now aware that excessive or unsafe sun exposure can cause skin damage, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer as well as eye damage and that we need to protect ourselves by wearing adequate and effective clothing, headwear, sunglasses and sunscreens.

However there are some common misconceptions regarding the risks and results of UV radiation exposure:

 

False: "There is no need to ‘cover up’ on a cloudy day." -

True: Up to 80% of solar UV radiation can penetrate light cloud cover.

 

False: "The sun doesn’t feel hot so I will not get sun burnt." -

True: UV radiation cannot be felt on the skin, the heat from the sun is produced by infrared rays, and therefore skin damage can occur without us being aware it is happening.

 

False: "Windburn can cause skin to burn." -

True: On a windy day you are probably feeling cooler and not so likely to consider protecting your skin from UV; what is often described as windburn is actually sunburn.

 

  • Outdoor workers are 70% more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer) than their colleagues who work indoors
  •  UV levels vary through the day. The higher the sun is in the sky the more intense the UV radiation; remember: “short shadow – high UV”
  • Many surfaces reflect a high amount of UV
  • In Australia over 434,000 people are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers each year

 

Whether for work or leisure, anyone who spends time in the ‘Great Outdoors’ will benefit from taking a further look at the unique Uveto range.

 

(copy: Uveto)

 

Head Protection

Head Protection
Head Protection
Uveto Head Protection
    • Hat - Uveto Kala Micro Mesh Peak Style c/w Neck Flapzoom
      • Uveto Kala Hat

        • Micro mesh
        • Adjustable head strap
        • Soft towelling sweat band
        • Also available in 100% cotton
        • UPF50+ head and neck protection
        • Colours: Blue, Green, Camel, Grey, Navy, HI VIS Orange, HI VIS Yellow
        • One Size
      • CODE: HSKLM

      • $27.94 ex GST + $2.79 GST = $30.73

    • Hat - Uveto Tammin Polyester c/w Neck Flap/Neck Strap & Togglezoom
      • Uveto Tammin Hat

        • Lightweight, cool and comfortable broad brim hat with long neck flap
        • Microfibre fabric
        • UPF50+ head and neck protection
        • Colours: Blue, Green, Stone, White, Navy, HI VIS Orange, HI VIS Yellow
        • Sizes: S - 2XL
      • CODE: HSTM

      • $27.62 ex GST + $2.76 GST = $30.38

    • Overhat - Uveto Gobi Micro Mesh Peak Style c/w Neck Flapzoom
      • Uveto Gobi Overhat Hat

        • Micro mesh
        • Fits over most hard hats
        • Releasable back panel
        • Also available in 100% cotton
        • UPF50+ head and neck protection
        • Colours: Navy, Pink, HI VIS Orange, HI VIS Yellow
        • One Size
      • CODE: HSGBM

      • $24.86 ex GST + $2.49 GST = $27.35

    • Neck Shade - Uveto Attach-A-Flap Cap/Hat Attachable Micro Meshzoom
      • Uveto Attach-A-Flap

        • Lightweight micro mesh adjustable head covering that attaches to your hard hat or cap
        • Can be worn with earmuffs
        • UPF50+ head and neck protection
        • Colours: Silver Grey, White, Navy, Aqua, Bone, HI VIS Orange, HI VIS Yellow
        • One Size
      • CODE: HSAAF

      • $14.69 ex GST + $1.47 GST = $16.16

    • Neck Shade - Uveto Hard Hat Flap Cap/Hat Attachable Micro Mesh 50+ UPFzoom
      • Uveto Hard Hat Flap

        • Quick and easy elasticised method to attach to the brim of safety caps
        • Lightweight, cool and comfortable micro mesh
        • UPF50+ head and neck protection
        • Colours: Navy, HI VIS Orange, HI VIS Yellow
        • One Size
      • CODE: HSHHFM

      • $15.17 ex GST + $1.52 GST = $16.68

    • Face Net - Uveto Easy View Net Cap/Hat Attachablezoom
      • Uveto Easy View Net

        • Extra long net for use over hard hats, peak caps, broad brim hats, etc.
        • Provides protection from flies & mosquitoes
        • Colour: Black
        • One Size
      • CODE: HSEVN

      • $8.60 ex GST + $0.86 GST = $9.46

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