Our clothing undergoes the most stringent UV Testing:
Research proves UV exposure increases skin cancer, premature aging and other skin damage.
According to a Forbes.com story about consumer spending habits keeping fit remains one of the top 10 priorities for Americans.
New York Times reported on May 16, 2010 “While the death rate from— the most severe skin cancer — has been declining for 20 years for people under 50, men over 50 have the highest increase in death rate, 3.2 percent a year since 2002. The highest annual increase in incidence of melanoma is among white men over 65, 8.8 percent a year since 2003. And while there’s also rapid growth among young white women ages 15 to 34 (40 percent of 18-year-old women have used a tanning bed in the last year, compared to 8 percent of men, according to the American Academy of Dermatology), nearly twice as many men as women die of skin cancer each year”. According to the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
The Melanoma International Foundation states that:
BloqUV uses high quality soft fabrics. The fabrics are created to withstand physical abuse with proper care. No chemical are added to our fabrics for UV protection. BloqUV's high performance fabrics undergo extensive research and active testing.
Machine wash cold so your fabrics will last longer (saves energy).
Do not use bleach.
Tumble dry or hang dry (saves energy).
Do not iron.
Avoid washing with towels and cotton fabrics to avoid pilling.
Do not use Velcro® on the fabric to avoid grating.
Do not use fabric softeners.
Some sunscreens may stain our light colored fabric.
BloqUV is based out of Miami, Florida and is a leader in sun protective apparel. BloqUV apparel was designed to fit the lifestyles for people who live active outdoor lifestyles.