It amazes me that common work, gardening, and landscaping gloves used outdoors do not offer UV protection since skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Too much sun can cause skin cancer according to the CDC.
Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. UV rays are an invisible kind of radiation that comes from the sun and UV rays can damage skin cells.
As noted by the CDC, protection from UV rays is important all year, not just during the summer months. Did you know that UV rays can reach you on cloudy and cool days, and they reflect off surfaces like water, cement, sand and even snow. Therefore, it is very important to wear certified UV protective work gloves when working outdoors to reduce the risk of skin cancers.
Many heavy-duty work gloves like full leathers, welding and rubber electrical safety gloves offer natural UV protection due to their thickness but most common thinner work and garden gloves do not offer any UV protection.
I am proud to say that we have offered a very tenacious multi-purpose work and garden glove with certified UV protection since 2009 and many of our customers are not aware of this unique feature in this very popular and versatile work glove.
These gloves are our famous GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves.
These gloves have many unique features but the feature most overlooked is the UV protection that they offer.
The GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves provide excellent UV protection from UV-A and UV-B rays naturally without any chemical treatments. Certified independent tests demonstrate that they block 99.97% of both UV-A and UV-B rays and have a UPF 50+ rating. This UPF (UV Protection Factor) rating is used for textiles and should not be confused with the SPF rating for FDA compliant sunscreen products.
These multi-purpose earth friendly form fitting coated work gloves are also made from sustainable bamboo, are 100% biodegradable, anti-bacterial, very economic, fiber wicks away moisture, and extremely durable with a high grip foam coating. They are also Oeko-Tex standard 100 certified.
Since I am discussing UV protection, I would also like to add that we also offer warm weather cooling sleeves that also offer UV protection and are great for people who work outdoors during the hot summer months. You can find them by typing UV in our search bar or at the UV Protection Glove link below.
If it is important for you, we have copies of the UV protection testing certification on the GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves in the glove listing on our web site.
As usual, it amazes me that other glove manufacturers have not paid attention to the benefits of UV protection in work gloves that they make but we are true glove expert developers and manufacturers and try to cover all the protection bases in gloves when we can. However, the natural UV protection benefits of our unique bamboo fiber made my job very easy with the GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves.
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The Glove Guru