The effectiveness and safety of our sun hats are very important to us at OZ Smart. To test the fabric of our sun hats and guarantee that it offers the degree of UPF50+ protection we claim, we employ the services of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).
The government organisation ARPANSA is in charge of guarding against the adverse effects of radiation on people's health, safety, and the environment. The organisation is equipped with the knowledge and know-how required to accurately test the material of our sun hats, and it has created standards and rules for radiation protection and nuclear safety. The OZ Smart UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) Testing Process employs various testing organisations in addition to ARPANSA to make sure that our sun hats meet the highest standards for UV protection.
Please be informed that ARPANSA or other certification authorities will not certify any mesh material on our sun hats. Although mesh material can offer some sun protection, straw or impermeable materials like cloth offer better protection. We advise consumers looking for the best level of sun protection to select sun hats that cover the entire head with thick, impenetrable material. These hats are more capable of obstructing UV rays from the sun and are more likely to be approved by ARPANSA and other certifying organisations as UPF50+.
It's crucial to adhere to additional sun protection precautions as well, such as Australia's Slip Slop Slap campaign (slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat), in addition to utilising UPF50+ certified goods. You can make sure you are fully shielded from the sun's damaging UV rays by combining UPF-rated textiles and a range of additional sun protection methods.
With this knowledge, we hope you can better comprehend UPF testing and the degree of protection that our sun hats offer. To understand the materials in more detail, please read the product descriptions carefully.