Archive for March, 2012

Coolibar in the Big Apple

Mar 29, 2012 No Comments by

Last week spring was in the air.  With temperatures in the 70’s in New York City, it felt more like June than March.  The cherry blossoms were in bloom and New Yorkers were out in masses soaking up the summer sun– grabbing their shades and leaving their jackets behind. This was perfect weather to introduce [...]

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Elementary Schools Consider No Hat No Play Policy

Mar 27, 2012 1 Comment by

Does your child wear a hat on the playground during recess? If not, your child is not the only one. Many elementary schools in the U.S. ban students from wearing hats on school grounds. As a result, children are left exposed to peak ultraviolet radiation on the playground. Read about ways you can protect your children during school hours.

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Dermatologists Agree We Need to Prevent Skin Cancer in Style

Mar 22, 2012 1 Comment by

Dermatologists agree that style is just as important as long lasting UPF 50 coverage when it comes to choosing sun protective clothing. This was a frequent comment at this year’s American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Dermatologists often recommend sun protective clothing to patients with sun sensitive conditions, such as skin cancer, but claim patients more often comply when sun protective clothing looks like normal clothing that’s “in-style”. After hearing numerous comments from dermatologists at the AAD Annual Meeting last weekend, Coolibar sun protective clothing has great news for those looking for “stylish” sun protective clothing.

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Tanning Industry Investigation Confirms Need for Education

Mar 09, 2012 No Comments by

“Tanning is beneficial to your health,” claims tanning salon owners and employees when the House Committee on Energy and Commerce undercover investigators called 300 tanning salons nationwide. This false claim may not fool many sun protection advocates, but the rest of the U.S. population could be easily led to believe that tanning is good for you.

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Hats – How to get the right fit

Mar 07, 2012 No Comments by

Coolibar hats not only express personal style, they protect your precious noggin from the sun’s harmful rays. Comfort is important too. You’ll know when you have a hat that fits well because you’ll forget you have it on! Here’s how you can measure your head to ensure you have the right fit …

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Australia to Ban Tanning Beds for All? Is the U.S. Next?

Mar 02, 2012 No Comments by

Australia has the highest rate of melanoma in the world. For decades they have been taking measures to reduce the number of skin cancers by encouraging the use of sun protection through public health campaigns. Now, Australia is taking their sun safety efforts to the next level. In February, New South Whales (NSW), the most heavily populated state is Australia, declared they will prohibit the use of commercial tanning beds, regardless of age, by 2015.

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