Sunlight is important for human health. The body needs it to form vitamin D, for example, which is important for bone structure. At the same time, ultraviolet rays contained in sunlight pose a major stress and risk potential for the skin.
Due to the change in the way people are spending their leisure time, dermatologists are recording a significant increase in the number of skin cancer cases worldwide. Based on latest estimates, experts anticipate well over 200,000 new cases of skin cancer each year in Germany alone.
Dermatologists therefore warn against excessive sun exposure and call for prevention by means of suitable clothing and sun protective textiles. This is particularly important for children, as their skin is still extremely thin and only develops full protective mechanisms against harmful UV radiation from around the age of 15. But it is also extremely sensible for the people who spend a lot of time outdoors in their line of work, such as construction workers and road workers or gardeners to use textile sun protection.