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Not all anti-UV apparels are protective
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Aug '11
Taiwan's Consumers' Foundation has warned that people buying anti-ultraviolet (UV) clothes should be careful. The warning came after the Foundation conducted a series of spot checks in May this year on anti-UV clothes in collaboration with the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI).

During the investigation, it was found that two of the 12 apparels tested for anti-UV protection did not match the protection levels mentioned on the labels. One of the apparels tested even failed to meet the minimum anti-UV standard, i.e. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 15.

A product can be labeled as 'anti-UV' only if it's UPF is at least 15, as per Taiwan's national standards. If the UPF is higher, the ability of the garment to protect from harmful UV rays will also be higher.

Mislabeling of product falls under the Commodity Labeling Act in Taiwan, which attracts a fine of up to US$ 10,400.

In recent times, the anti-UV specialty apparels have gained popularity in Taiwan due to their high UPF.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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