SUN SAFETY, SIMPLIFIED
SOLAWARE simplifies sun safety by providing tools to promote UV awareness, education, and protection - including the SOLAWARE Index, a conversion of the standard UV index into the number of minutes until skin damage can be expected under local conditions without protection.Our sun safety solutions
Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
Approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.
Non-melanoma skin cancer affects more than 3 million Americans a year.
Source: American Academy of Dermatology Association
…and the development of skin cancers is widely attributed to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) raditation from the sun.
Given that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. – it is critical to provide public sun safety awareness and education to address the widespread and dangerous overexposure to UV radiation that has become commonplace at our parks, beaches, schools, and other public spaces across the country.
WHAT WE DO
We work with communities (typically via public health, parks and rec, and local government officials) to implement sun safety awareness and education initiatives, right-sized to fit their needs. Our comprehensive sun safety portfolio includes the SOLAWARE Index Display, educational signage, and skin protection solutions.
We have only had the unit for a short period of time, yet we are already receiving positive feedback from our pool patrons. Folks tell us they are applying sunscreen more often, moving into the shade and being more thoughtful about the time they are exposed to the sun. This has been a win for our pool users and our lifeguarding staff.
– Kathy McGuire, Recreation Supervisor, Manchester, CT
Having the SOLAWARE display at the Town Pool Complex has benefited our patrons as it provides information on how to protect yourself from the sun while also measuring the UV index as well as indicating, in real-time, how much time it will take until someone experiences skin damage if sunscreen is not applied.
– Peter Coleman, Assistant Director of Recreation, Lexington, MA
The SOLAWARE Display has raised our community awareness on the benefits of sunscreen. And the importance of applying sunscreen more than once a day. Its brilliant display is easy to read and provides a quick, easy resource for all to see that use our beach.
– Ray Allen, Director of Parks and Recreation, Old Saybrook, CT
The East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to…provide the three SOLAWARE Units at our beaches and boardwalk. We want to remind and inform our patrons on the perils related to UV exposure and the importance of using sunscreen.
– David Putnam, Director of Parks and Recreation, East Lyme, CT