ARPANSA Certified UPF50+

What is ARPANSA?

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ARPANSA Australia is the Australian Government’s primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety.

Taken from the ARPANSA official website May 2021:

Why should I pay attention to the UPF rating?

Overexposure to solar UVR can cause skin cancer and premature skin aging. Your risk of developing skin cancer can be reduced by wearing well-designed clothing that not only covers your skin but is made of materials that effectively block out solar UVR.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. If you work outdoors or take part in any outdoor activity you need clothing made from materials with UPF ratings of 50. UPF ratings of 50 and higher provide all-day sun protection even for people with fair skin.
A garment can only protect the skin that it covers so protect your head and any exposed skin by wearing a hat, applying sunscreen and using shaded outdoor areas. Don’t forget to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes too. Sun protection is needed any time the UV Index is 3 or higher.
ARPANSA’s ultraviolet radiation index is a great way of finding out how much solar UV there is throughout the day.


At Northern Tide Apparel, we believe it is paramount to have UPF50+ protection in all of our female fishing and outdoor protective clothing. This is a standard you can trust.

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