Skin Cancer Foundation Recommendation
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the material of every Wallaroo hat with a UPF rating and a 3” brim or wider as an effective UV protectant.
The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only international organization devoted solely to education, prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment of the world’s most common cancer. To earn the Seal of Recommendation, a manufacturer must provide scientific data showing that its product sufficiently and safely "aids in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin." The data is reviewed by a volunteer committee of photobiologists – experts in the study of the interaction between UV radiation and the skin.
- An ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 30 or higher
- Acceptable test results according to the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists method or AS/NZS Standard
- For hats, in addition to the fabric requirements specified above, a minimum brim width of 3 inches