Many Australians are aware that we have the highest incidence worldwide of skin cancers, including deadly melanomas, with Queensland the hottest hot spot for skin cancer in this wide, brown land.
Skin cancer: the statistics
According to the Cancer Council of Australia, “approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, with more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year. … In 2013; 12,744 Australians were diagnosed with melanoma.”
But awareness is one thing – and it’s translating that awareness into good, practical action every single day that counts when it comes to preventing skin cancer.
Congratulations on choosing a Custom Made Shade Sail as an excellent first step to keeping your family and friends or staff and customers safe from dangerous levels of sun exposure.
Shade sail: part of your sun safe strategy
Seeking shade is one of the Cancer Councils 5 top tips for protecting your skin. The other four are:
- slip on some sun-protective clothing
- slop on some broad-spectrum, water-resistant, high SPF sunscreen
- slap on a hat
- slide on some sunglasses.
For more information on how to be safe in the sun, visit the SunSmart website.
Sun safe shade sail
Custom Made Shade Sails is proud to provide Australians with an excellent product for sun safety. Each of our products sets out on its page it UV-R and UPF protection factor and warranty for the period of UV-R protection.
We offer some extremely high quality options for sun safety, with some cloths providing up to 99% protection under a 15-year UV-R protection warranty.
More and more Australians are opting for Custom Made Shade Sails for their outdoor areas, whether residential (poolside areas, patios, decks, gardens) or commercial (cafes and restaurants, car parks, public swimming pools, children’s play areas).
For more information about the sun safety of our products, contact us today.