£1 Smartsun wristband that could help to prevent skin cancer
£1 Smartsun wristband that could help to prevent skin cancer launches in UK
Though a certain amount of sunshine is healthy to help your body and skin produce certain vitamins, too much can lead to malignant melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer. Death rates for malignant melanoma in the UK in people aged 75 and over have more than quadrupled in the last 40 years and around 6 people a day died from malignant melanoma in 2012.
The Smartsun wristband could help combat these rising figures by providing you with an easy to read bracelet that tells you when you have been in the sun too long.
The wristband works by measuring the amount of UV radiation you have been exposed to and will change colour accordingly. The wristbands themselves are waterproof, discreet and reliable and will alert you before you notice any damage to your skin.
Each band is one wear only, and starts out as yellow, changing to beige and pink to alert you when it is time to top up on sun lotion, or when it is time to avoid the sun for the rest of the day.
Smartsun wristbands can be worn by anyone – from babies to grandparents and give you an easy to read indicator for UV exposure, which could help lead to the avoidance of skin cancer but not stop you from enjoying the sun.
The Smartsun wristbands are available in packs of 5 priced at £4.99 from www.smartsunuk.co.uk