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Higgins Industries Introduces UV Protective Clothing

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Higgins Industries Inc., announces the development of an UV Sun Protective clothing process called "BFX." Certified and tested by International UV Testing Laboratories at Auburn University, this BFX process has received a50+UPF rating, the highest International rating level available. A spokesperson for Higgins Industries has said that "before there was fashion, clothing had a utilitarian purpose. In this new millennium the protective quality of our clothing has become increasingly more important,particularly with the dramatic increase of skin cancer." It is estimated this year that in the United States, Melanoma cases will reach 47,700 with deaths of 7,700. It is the fastest growing of all cancers,and among all accidental deaths it has experienced the largest percentage of increase from 1986 - 1996, 22%. Textiles treated with the BFX protection block 98%-99% of the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. Tom Higgins, of Higgins Industries, has expressed his concern about the depletion of the ozone layer and has said, "it is a small price to pay for such an important protection. If you consider that 80% of the harmful exposure occurs during our childhood, it is really important we get an educational message out to our youth of the importance of protecting themselves with sunscreens and the correct clothing."SOURCE Higgins Industries, Inc.Web Site: http://www.bfxtextiles.comCopyright 2001 PR Newswire




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