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Protecting our oceans from sunscreen chemicals: UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the answer

Solbari blog: Protecting our oceans from sunscreen chemicals: UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the answer

With the sad demise of the Great Barrier Reef here in Australia, it has come to our attention in recent times that the chemicals contained within many sunscreens is adversely impacting the ecological balance within our oceans.

National Geographic has previously reported that about 14,000 tons of sunscreen ends up in our oceans every year. That is not just from people being in the water with sunscreen on, but with sunscreen aerosols being sprayed and creams applied on the beach over time contaminated sand gets transferred from the beach into the ocean.

The State of Hawaii has gone as far as legislating to ban sunscreens which contain oxybenzone and octinoxite. Mineral based sunscreen which use titanium dioxide and zinc are safer for our oceans than chemical based sunscreens.

Dermatologists would say that UPF sun protective clothing is the obvious alternative and has always been a superior choice over sunscreen for sun protection. Sunscreen is an application to the skin which relies on putting the appropriate amount on your skin in the first place and reapplying regularly (which many people don’t do).

It is universally agreed that UPF50+ sun protection clothing is the best way to prevent sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer. There are many excellent options in terms of UPF 50+ rash guards, swimwear and activewear clothing suitable for the beach and in the ocean.

Solbari Sun Protection is focused on providing the highest quality UPF 50+ sun protective clothing which can be used over a long period of time. We think this philosophy and approach will help reduce the environmental impact of production.

Solbari UPF 50+ is the leading Australian sun protective clothing brand with customers in over 70 countries.

Solbari UPF 50+ sun protection offers an award-winning range of sun protective clothing, UV arm sleeves, sun umbrellas.

You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:         
Women UPF50+         
Men UPF50+         
Sun hats UPF50+         
Accessories UPF50+         

The Solbari Team         
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult your medical professional.



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