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London Financial Times says SunFriend is a technology that could save you! July 03 2014

What I especially like about it is that it acknowledges the often-forgotten need for sunlight, as well as the danger of overexposure.

Can your sunscreen pose a health risk? May 15 2014

What is in your sunscreen? New nano-particles explained... "studies have shown that particles up to 6,000 nm in size are capable of collecting in skin pores and hair follicles. These and other openings in the skin provide logical pathways for nanoparticles to get under the skin, causing inflammation and potential health risks."

Read more here!

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2013/07/22/can-your-sunscreen-pose-a-health-risk.aspx

SunFriend provides an alternative tool for safer time in the sun by letting you enjoy the healthy benefits while avoiding over-exposure by limiting your time in the sun to a safer daily dose of UV


SunFriend interviewed on POPTech Radio 2/15/2014 April 04 2014

Welcome all listeners to the POPTech Radio with Mike Kahn! SunFriend was interviewed on Saturday, February 15th Click here to hear the interview! 
There will be a followup interview in 30 days where our product will be reviewed live with one of the POPTECH listeners!  For everyone who is interested in purchasing one of our SunFriends®, please sign up for our newsletter and remember the coupon code POPTECH!X

March 18th + 19th London Wearable Tech Conf Speaker/Panelist April 04 2014

Photo: Join us at The Wearable Technology Show 2014 on the 18th & 19th March 2014 at London’s Olympia Conference Centre. Karin Edgett, CEO of SunFriend will be speaking at the event and UVA+B SunFriend will be at booth #28! 

www.wearabletechnologyshow.net

The Wearable Technology Show 2014 will be the BIGGEST dedicated event for the fastest growing and most exciting sector of technology. Come and hear from some of the leading companies, like Google, Intel, Cisco, Reebok and McLaren Technologies and a host of innovators and pioneers.

Join us at The Wearable Technology Show 2014 on the 18th & 19th March 2014 at London’s Olympia Conference Centre. Karin Edgett, CEO of SunFriend will be speaking at the event and UVA+B SunFriend will be at booth #28!  www.wearabletechnologyshow.net

The Wearable Technology Show 2014 will be the BIGGEST dedicated event for the fastest growing and most exciting sector of technology. Come and hear from some of the leading companies, like Google, Intel, Cisco, Reebok and McLaren Technologies and a host of innovators and pioneers.


Optimizing your vitamin D levels, for example, has been shown to cut breast cancer incidence by 77 percent in four years October 14 2013

Sunshine provides Vitamin D sulfate, which is the optimal form of D for our bodies. And it's free and natural and you can't overdose on it! By wearing a SunFriend UV/Sun tracker on a daily basis, you can get enough sun to optimize your vitamin D levels without getting over-exposed. The summer is the best time to optimize vitamin D levels naturally. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in preventing breast cancer as outlined in the article below. 

Get outside daily and get your SunFriend on! Buy one today!


Vitamin D deficiency linked to daytime sleepiness August 15 2013

...According to research presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, patients with daytime sleepiness and musculoskeletal pain are likely to have vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency.... Read the full article here!


New Study Finds Sunlight Boosts Nitric Oxide Production July 15 2013

... exposure to the sun may be one of the most important steps you can take in preventing heart disease and stroke. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh discovered that when sunlight touches your skin, nitric oxide is released into your bloodstream,1 and nitric oxide is a powerful blood pressure lowering compound.

For more details, click here!


Top 3 Ways to Get Vitamin More Vitamin D July 11 2013

From your bones to your immune system, vitamin D plays an essential role in your overall health. According to a Body Ecology news post, 90% of Vitamin D comes through your skin. Read more!


We suspect that the benefits to heart health of sunlight will outweigh the risk of skin cancer. July 01 2013

An excerpt ...Studies show melanoma mortality actually decreases after UV exposure. Additionally, melanoma lesions do not predominate sun-exposed skin, which is why sunscreens have proven ineffective in preventing it. Exposure to sunlight, particularly UVB, is protective against melanoma—or rather, the vitamin D your body produces in response to UVB radiation is protective. The following passage comes from The Lancet:...

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Washington Post reports on confusing labels on sunscreens. June 18 2013

...sunscreens come with often confusing labels and long, unpronounceable lists of chemical and other ingredients. How do you know which are safe to slather on you or your kids? Read More.


IS SUNSCREEN REALLY THAT BAD FOR YOU? June 13 2013

... Today, I’m much wiser, but not just about the importance of wearing sunscreen. I’m also aware that we all need to be savvy consumers when choosing a non-toxic brand of sunscreen. ... Click here to read full article.


Consumer group flags high SPF ratings on sunscreen as misleading June 04 2013

Sunbathers headed to the beach this summer will find new sunscreen labels on store shelves that are designed to make the products more effective and easier to use. But despite those long-awaited changes, many sunscreens continue to carry SPF ratings that some experts consider misleading and potentially dangerous, according to a consumer watchdog group.

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Ideas on sunscreen safety June 04 2013

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2011/the-sunscreen-smokescreen/


Sun's blood pressure benefits 'may outdo cancer risks' June 03 2013

Edinburgh University research suggests sunlight helps reduce blood pressure, cutting heart attack and stroke risks and even prolonging life.

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Introducing the UVA+B SunFriend™ Safer Sun Timer™ June 02 2013

Hi, we are so excited to present our first UV activity monitor. It is specially designed for those who are concerned about their UV exposure to help avoid over-exposure to sun and to help you get enough sun to stay healthy. With the UVA+B SunFriend©, you personalize you skin sensitivity level and then just wear it throughout the day, and when the dial has filled up with LED's you know you have reached your maximum daily does of sun. A tiny sensor constantly reads the actual UV exposure you are getting and adjusts for brighter sun, reflective uv, clouds, indoor/outdoor activity, and more. All you have to do is check from time to time to see how you are progressing!