Fun in the Sun Blog

Why we need to forget our childhoods, when it comes to sun protection

Why we need to forget our childhoods, when it comes to sun protection

Co-Founder Jason Rance reminisces about sun protection in the 70's, the impact of early skin damage, and what inspired the development of Crazy Arms.

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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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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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