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