Triple J Sun Protection Promotes Skin Cancer Awareness UV Sun Protection

With skin cancer cases on the rise, and the prolonged exposure to the summer sun Triple J Sun Protection is promoting sun safe habits and products to help protect you from the sun.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - May 15, 2014 - PRLog -- With skin cancer cases on the rise, and the prolonged exposure to the summer sun Triple J Sun Protection is promoting sun safe habits and products to help protect you from the sun.

Palm Springs, May 15, 2014: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than 3.5 million cases affecting more than two million people each year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.  With the added attention to V. Stiviano and the controversy surrounding Sterling.  I wanted to direct your attention to the positive exposure related to the UV Face Sheild  worn by V. Stiviano and available at This wonderful visor is actually made to help combat skin cancer due to the harmful exposure to the sun. This shield protects you by blocking 99% of harmful UV rays. Living in the California desert for over 12 years and before that in sunny San Diego Triple J Sun Protection knows first-hand the devastating toll of skin cancer caused by the exposure to the sun.

This is the perfect time to talk about sun exposure awareness and the different methods available to protect us from the sun. The summer days are long and the sun’s uv rays are stronger than anytime of the year. Hugh Jackman (X-Men’s Wolverine) has just a second medical procedure to remove skin cancer from his face. It seems increasingly we know someone in our own family or friends affected by skin cancer. Prolonged exposure to the sun without any protection can elevate the risk of skin cancer. Sun block is an effective but temporary way to protect yourself, however it must be reapplied regularly according to the directions printed on the bottle.

For extensive exposure and little maintenance UV Certified Sun Hats ( should be worn. Not all hats are created equal and you should be aware that not all hats block harmful UV rays. When selecting a sun safe hat you must request that it be certified to ensure UV sun protection.UV Nose Guards ( are also available to protect your nose from exposure to the sun. The nose is a high risk area for skin cancer and most common area affected. A combination of UV protective hats and clothing is the best defense against skin cancer.

Sun protective clothing is clothing specifically designed for sun protection and is produced from a fabric rated for its level of ultraviolet (UV) protection. A novel weave structure and denier (related to thread count per inch) may produce sun protective properties. In addition, some textiles and fabrics employed in the use of sun protective clothing may be pre-treated with UV inhibiting ingredients during manufacture to enhance their UV blocking capacity.

A relatively new rating designation for sun protective textiles and clothing is UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor). Unlike SPF (Sun Protection Factor) that traditionally uses human sunburn testing in a laboratory environment, UPF measures both UV radiation transmittance using a laboratory instrument (spectroradiometer) and an artificial light source and translates these results using a mathematical expression based upon the sunburn action spectrum (erythema action spectrum) integrated over the relevant UV spectrum.

UPF Ratings and Protection Categories

UPF Rating | Protection Category | % UV radiation Blocked
UPF 15 - 24   |  Good   |   93.3 - 95.9
UPF 25 - 39   |   Very Good  |  96.0 - 97.4
UPF 40 - 50+   |  Excellent   |  97.5 - 99+

Triple J Sun Protection offers a great variety of UV sun protective clothing and accessories including the visor worn by V. Stiviano, hats, clothing, swimwear and more. We have been at the COD Street Fair and online for over twelve years both educating and offering products to reduce the exposure to harmful UV rays.

Jerre Jo James
Tags:UV Sun Protective Clothing, UV Nose Gaurd, UV Sun Shield Visor, UPF Clothing, Skin Cancer Prevention
Industry:Fashion, Health
Location:Palm Springs - California - United States
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