Exposure to the harmful rays of the sun can cause skin cancer (melanoma). Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
Over the past 31 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Sunscreens effectively block the ultraviolet B radiation that causes sunburn but they don’t all shield the skin from potentially harmful ultraviolet A rays. Sunscreen alone is not enough to protect against melanoma. People need to wear protective clothing. Our fabric has been tested by an independent lab and received a rating of 50+ for excellent sun protection. In other words, the fabric blocks 98% of the UV radiation. Since hands are exposed most of the time, wearing Protexgloves will help guard against harmful radiation.