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Sunscreen Bands monitor sun exposure
April 3rd, 2014
BALTIMORE – JADS International LLC has rolled out its Sunscreen Bands sun safety wristbands to retail stores.
JADS said Thursday that the wristbands, for adults and children, detect UVA and UVB exposure and change color to indicate when it's time to reapply sunscreen and seek shade.
Sunscreen is directly applied to the bands and the skin. The bands start off beige, turn to dark purple when activated by direct sunlight and then change to light purple (lavender) to remind users it's time to put on more sunscreen. When the band turns cream (or light yellow), the wearer has reached maximum sun exposure for the day based on the SPF in their sunscreen.
The nontoxic bands work with all sunscreens SPF 15 or higher and are designed for any outdoor activities, wet or dry, in pools or saltwater. One size fits all, and each band is good for one day of use. Intended to work alongside SPF sunscreen, the bands measure UV levels in any location regardless of the climate or weather, according to JADS.
Sunscreen Bands are currently being sold at CVS/pharmacy, Weis Markets, Unified Grocers, Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Bed Bath & Beyond. Bands are also sold in packs of 10 on the product's website.
The bands have received The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and are approved by Parent Tested Parent Approved as the bands are compliant with the Consumer Products Safety Commission regulations, JADS added.
"Sunscreen Bands take the guesswork out of determining when to reapply sunscreen and when to head indoors or under an umbrella," stated Andrew Levine, chief executive officer of JADS. "Sunscreen application isn't particularly fun for kids or adults, but my kids enjoy watching the bands change color. They even tell me when I need to reapply."