27 articles Tag uv-protective clothing

Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientists at the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter’s Tremough campus have been researching a way to grow skin specifically to tackle Malignant Melanoma. They first announced their intent to grow human skin back in November 2012, saying that it would take at least 6 months or more to get the full clearance on their ground breaking research. Cancer research is often of single cells, but scientists at the …

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UV Skinz Heads to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012

UV Skinz Heads to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012

  The UV Skinz team is headed to Salt Lake City, Utah for our debut at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012!  This trade show is the “world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering in the world.” It brings “retailers and media together with over 1000 brands in the business of producing and selling the active outdoor lifestyle.” It will be exciting to meet new people and introduce them to our UV protective swim shirts and …

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Today marks the beginning of a month filled with free skin cancer screenings, fundraising events and melanoma warriors all fighting for the same cause–to raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer and how to prevent it. This month is also a very exciting one for UV Skinz because in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month we will be gifting, for the fifth year in a row, a free baby swim shirt for every order …

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HOLIDAY SALE…ends Dec. 22, 2011

HOLIDAY SALE…ends Dec. 22, 2011
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FREE UV Key Chain!

FREE UV Key Chain!

10 years ago today Rhonda Sparks’ life changed forever. Her first love and husband, Darren,  passed away from Stage 4 Melanoma.  Rhonda was left to care for their three young boys and decided to begin a new journey by founding UV Skinz. Her hopes were that by creating affordable and stylish uv-protective clothing for the whole family no one would have to endure the same loss. Now UV Skinz not only reaches from coast to coast, but …

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Dangers of Chlorine; For You and Your Clothing

Dangers of Chlorine; For You and Your Clothing

What is chlorine? We know from general knowledge that chlorine is a chemical put into pools to ward off bacteria and other harmful substances (aka floaters!). HA! Thank goodness for chlorine! Once it’s put into water the chlorine solution breaks up into many different chemicals, including  hypochlorite ions and hypochlorous acid. They kill organisms by attacking the lipids in the cell walls and destroying enzymes and structures inside the cells causing them to become “oxidized and harmless”, …

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Thoughts On UV-Protective Clothing

Thoughts On UV-Protective Clothing

I recently read an article highlighting the extreme benefit of wearing UV-protective clothing as opposed to only wearing sunscreen as your sole sun protection. UV-protective clothing is specially treated and designed to filter all UV rays, they provide a physical block that doesn’t wash or wear off like traditional sunscreen, and  they are better at absorbing rays and stopping them from hitting the skin. Since most people don’t apply enough sunscreen or fail to reapply, their …

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