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UVSunSense Bracelets Prevent Skin Cancer

Most forms of skin cancer are linked to sun exposure, so if you wear sunscreen, it's 100 percent preventable. The problem is, if you put it on before you head outside, it's hard to remember to reapply. So the UVSunSense Wristband wants to help you remember.

This recyclable plastic bracelet monitors UVA and UVB rays. All you do is put on the wristband, and then apply a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher to your skin and also to the bracelet. As your sunscreen loses its effectiveness, the bracelet changes color. When it turns tan, you know to reapply, and when it turns yellow, it's time to get out of the sun. A seven-pack costs $6, which is definitely worth it since it can prevent sunburn and sun damage that can lead to skin cancer. Skin experts want to urge you not to rely on this bracelet, and to reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, even if the bracelet hasn't changed color yet.

Anything that encourages people to wear sunscreen is a plus in my book, but tell me, would you wear a UVSunSense bracelet?

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TinaDenali TinaDenali 6 years
These are such a great idea. Can they be re-used? Or once it goes through all the color changes it's time to toss it?? I'd love to know that because I'd like to order them for me and my family for the summer.
teacherturtle1 teacherturtle1 6 years
um.. yeah... we were talking about skin cancer due to sun exposure... so yeah... sunblock helps to prevent it due to sun exposure... right?
creativevictuals creativevictuals 6 years
I'm sure the bracelet is helpful, however you are incorrect and irresponsible to say that wearing sunscreen renders skin cancer "100 percent preventable." Skin cancer can also be caused by pollution and free radicals in the air, past radiation treatments or heredity. I'm unsubscribing from FitSugar. As someone who had pre-melanoma removed this year, I hope other people seek higher quality, medically sound information that what is posted here.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 6 years
These would be wonderful for me and my daughter since I remember to put it on before I leave but always fail to continue to apply unless I'm going to the pool. I 'll have to look for these.
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 6 years
Well, slightly misleading to say it *prevents* skin cancer. Especially if you stay outside beyond the time the bracelet says, or miss a spot when applying sunscreen. And since you probably don't *always* wear sunscreen, there's still a chance. But I know what you were trying to say...
patiwroblewski patiwroblewski 6 years
I would love to buy this for my dad, bc he doesnt believe in skin cancer at all...at least not that you can get it so easily. he never uses spf....it's frustrating to me. This might give him some proof to at least put some on.
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