Monotec 370 Shadecloth Helps Combat Melanoma
Summer is near which means the sun is beating down on us all and Melanoma is a concern!
According to the AIM at Melanoma Foundation, Melanoma accounts for about 1% of all skin cancer cases, but makes up the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.
Here is the eye opener, an estimated 87,110 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017. An estimated 9,730 people will die of melanoma in 2017. That’s an alarming 11% death ratio.
What is the cause? Nearly all melanomas are caused by the sun! Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the primary risk factor for melanoma. Most people will take cover from the sun’s heat without even thinking of the UV exposure.
The good news is, learning how you can protect yourself from UV radiation can help reduce your risk of melanoma.
Because of the increased awareness of this deadly disease, many recreation facilities, businesses with outdoor seating, pools, parks, and other public venues are installing shade structures for protection from the sun. These structures can range from pavilions with a solid roof to structures that are built with shadecloth fabrics. This means the demand has gone up for shadecloth fabrics that will block both heat and UV rays.
Value Vinyls offers Monotec 370 Shadecloth which blocks the heat and most importantly, harmful UV rays, providing a comfortable shaded area below. Manufactured by Pro-Knit Industries in Australia, Monotec 370 is a globally recognized, award winning, high performance shadecloth and is the perfect fabric solution for architectural shade sails and structures.
Monotec 370 has no Re-Tensioning after installation, is highly wind & tear resistant and carries the industry’s only 15-year UV warranty; 10-year warranty for FR colors.
To learn more about Melanoma or to donate towards the fight against Melanoma click on this link: Melanoma Research Foundation