Fun in the Sun Blog

Cloudy, rainy days, and still dangerous UV

Cloudy, rainy days, and still dangerous UV

On hot days with clear blue skies in the middle of summer, most of us are aware that we have to stay out of the sun and take precautions. Often there will a UV rating – the estimate of the harmful UV rays getting through - peaking at 11 or over.  Many of us choose to stay off the beach and in the shade during the middle of the day  ('frying' on a towel at midday is fortunatley a thing of the distant past). If you live in Brisbane, these extreme UV ratings occur on around 100 days a year; for Sydney...

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Improving the health of our oceans

Improving the health of our oceans

Recycling ‘ghost’ fishing nets Every year, around 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or discarded in our seas and oceans (source: Al Jazeera - Earth Rise, “Fish Net Fashion”, May 2015). The gear traps, injures, mutilates and even kills hundreds of thousands of sea animals. Abandoned fish nets, known as ‘ghost nets’, are usually lost in storms, snagged on reefs or even tangled when boats operate in crowded waters. The Healthy Seas Initiative retrieves these nets and give them a second life. They work with local fishermen to retrieve the nets and instead of just sending them to a...

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Can Crazy Arms protect you after the sun goes down?

Can Crazy Arms protect you after the sun goes down?

Nothing ruins a summer evening more than the constant buzzing of mosquitoes. If you or one of your family are particularly prone to mosquito bites, it can turn a relaxing evening into a sleepless night. And while chemical repellents containing DEET (N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) have proven to be effective and deemed safe to use, a number of people continue to search for natural alternatives. So a question we have been asked is whether Crazy Arms are a good way to stop the mossies? A definite ‘maybe’? From the feedback we’ve had so far, we haven’t heard of anyone being bitten through their...

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