We all need to take care of our body's largest organ, our skin. But an increasing part of the population have to take extra care: people with a skin allergy or a sun-related disease. UVprotection wash is extremely suitable for skin protection when it comes to: Skin cancer, melanoma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vitiligo, chronic polymorphic light eruption (PLE/PLME), Erythropoietic Discoide Protoporfhyrie (PPE), Lupus Erythematosus, albinism, burns, scars, after chemotherapy or radiation therapy and many more.
Childrenare in a dynamic state of growth, and are therefore more susceptible to environmental threats than adults. Many vital functions such as the immune system are not fully developed at birth, and unsafe environments may interfere with their normal development. But most environmental hazards are preventable: reducing exposure is the most effective way of protecting children's health.
People's behavior in the sun
is the main cause for the rise in skin cancer rates in recent decades. An increase in popular outdoor activities and changed sunbathing habits often result in excessive UV exposure. Many people consider intensive sunbathing to be normal and unfortunately, even many children and their parents perceive a suntan as a symbol of attractiveness and good health. However, a suntan is merely a sign of UV damage and represents the skin's defense to prevent further harm.
Children require special protection
as they are at a higher risk of suffering damage from exposure to UV radiation than adults, in particular:
A child's skin is thinner and more sensitive and even a short time outdoors in the midday sun can result in serious burns.
Epidemiological studies demonstrate that frequent sun exposure and sunburn in childhood set the stage for high rates of melanoma later in life.
Children have more time to develop diseases with long latency, more years of life to be lost and more suffering to be endured as a result of impaired health. Increased life expectancy further adds to people's risk of developing skin cancers and cataracts.
Children are more exposed to the sun. Estimates suggest that up to 80 per cent of a person's lifetime exposure to UV is received before the age of 18 .
Children love playing outdoors but usually are not aware of the harmful effects of UV-radiation.
source: WHO information fact sheet 261
Outside Workers and Sporters
who work outdoors during daytime hours and outdoor sporters are at higher risk of skin cancer.
Over the last 25 years rates of Malignant Melanoma in countries such as Britain for example have risen faster than any of the top ten cancers in males & females. Outdoor workers and sporters have a higher than average risk of developing these diseases; particularly construction workers, who are six times more likely to develop skin cancer than the general population. Long term exposure causes skin damage and every episode of sunburn increases the risk of skin cancer.
with health and safety representatives and employees, employers should identify solar UVR exposure hazards and introduce control measures to reduce exposure such as choosing the right protective equipment, clothing and skin care products, as well as advising employees on UV protection and how to check for early signs of skin damage, changes or abnormalities. Providing your employees with UVprotection wash is an easy and affordable way to help them protect themselves.