Prevent skin cancer, be a responsible traveler.

Typical Festival Wristband


With millions of travelers making the most of what’s left with the summer vacation, it is highly likely that they get too much sun exposure in the process. However, excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) can now be prevented with the invention of a monitoring wristband.

This initially yellow paper wristband lets the wearer know that he’s absorbing UV rays in large amounts by changing its color to pink. The Daily Mail UK’s  TravelMail Reporter shares that such simple accessory is similar to what many festival attendees wear only that it’s customized to alerting the sunbather that he should already get in a decent shade away from the sun (“Wristband Warns Sunbathers When They’ve Had Enough Rays”).

Here’s an excerpt from this travel news:

Most skin cancers are caused by too much UV radiation… According to Cancer Research UK, malignant melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer with 11,767 cases diagnosed in 2008, with the disease increasing in incidence by more than four times since the 1970s… Professor Andrew Mills, one of the scientists who came up with the original invention, said the bands would be disposable and 'have to cost less than 10p each' as a result.

Read the rest of his article here, and get more information on this sunbather wristband.

So start planning a safe trip as soon as possible!

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