Announces Back to School Sun Hats That Keep Your Child Sun Safe

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In response to requests from schools for quality, reasonably priced sun protection hats, announces a line of school hats specially designed to protect children from sun damage. introduces a special line of kids' sun hats that protect children from harmful UV rays. Each hat is rated by an independent laboratory for its UV blocking ability and is designed with a wide brim to protect the scalp, ears, face and neck. You will not find a baseball cap in the bunch, since baseball caps shade only the forehead. School sun hats range from $12 to $30.

"Many parents think the need for sun protection disappears with the last day of summer vacation," says Marta Phillips, owner of, a leading online retailer of sun protective products since 1997. "Unfortunately, this false assumption is contributing to their kids' accumulated sun damage and, ultimately, their risk of skin cancer."

Kids spend recess and lunch outside mid-day during peak UV levels. Daily exposure adds up and contributes to the incidence of skin cancer and eye disease. Developing healthy sun protection habits is an important factor in our children's future well-being.

UV rays continue to damage skin and eyes year-round and also penetrate window glass. And what about cooler, cloudy mornings? It might be tempting to skip sun protective measures in the fall and winter, but according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80 percent of the sun's UV radiation can penetrate cloud cover. Since UVA radiation is constant year-round, there is no safe time of year to go without sun protection.

"School-based sun safety programs can go a long way in reducing the leading cause of skin cancer and melanoma," says Phillips. "Well-designed sun protective hats as well as sunscreen, sunglasses and sun protective clothing need to be worn daily and year-round."

Please visit to order sun protective school hats. (Volume purchases are available.) You will also find information on developing school sun safety policy, school curriculum, finding the UV Index in your area and more to help your school become sun safe.


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