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CANSA Seal of Recognition – Protection Category

CANSA Endorses SunKin Apparel for Kids

SunKin is more than just a collection of brightly coloured, spirited, and beautifully crafted apparel for children; it is a commitment to prioritizing sun safety above all else. Created with a deep love for family and the endless joys of sun-soaked, ice cream-filled summer days, SunKin ensures that little adventurers can enjoy extended outdoor play […]

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Published: 25 March 2024
Updated: 25 March 2024
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Podcast: Being Sunsmart – On the CANSA Couch

Join us on the CANSA Couch, we’re talking about being SunSmart. Guests are Prof Michael Herbst, Clinical Specialist, Patient Advocate, and cancer survivor from CANSA joined by Emthunzini Hats Brand Manager, Roxy Barlow.

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Published: 27 November 2023
Updated: 6 March 2024
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, On the CANSA Couch Podcasts, SunSmart

CANSA withdraws Smart Choice Seal from two sunscreens

CANSA announces that it is withdrawing its Smart Choice Seal from the Kool-a-Chem range of sunscreens currently carrying the CANSA trademark, as of November 2023. This is due to non-compliance and contravention of the license agreement, following random laboratory tests carried out by CANSA.

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Published: 13 November 2023
Updated: 14 November 2023
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, Media Releases & News, SunSmart

Ocean Freedom Sunscreen Gets Thumbs Up For CANSA Seal

Ocean Freedom mineral sunscreens have been awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition denoting it as a ‘CANSA Smart Choice’ product for cancer risk reduction…

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Published: 13 September 2022
Updated: 30 September 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Sunscreen root4 Receives CANSA Seal of Recognition

CANSA welcomes its latest CANSA Seal of Recognition partner, root4 3D Defence SPF50 Mineral Sunscreen, under their Protection category. root4 is the perfect addition to the CANSA Smart Choice family as it not only meets national and international sun protection standards, but it’s also safe for the environment…

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Published: 12 September 2022
Updated: 30 September 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Emthunzini Hats a CANSA SunSmart Choice

Emthunzini Hats, established in 2009, sell a fashionable range of sunhats for men, women and children, designed in Australia, to give serious sun protection while still looking good. It’s essential for everyone to protect their skin every day of the year. It’s a sunny life, wear your hat! While being fashionable & suitable for the entire […]

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Published: 5 December 2015
Updated: 9 March 2021
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, SunSmart

Are CANSA Seal of Recognition Sunscreens Effective in Reducing Cancer-Risk?

CANSA recommends choosing a sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and SPF of at least 20 to 50 – and preferably 30 to 50 for fair to very fair skin. As part of our responsibility towards the public and as a cancer Watchdog, we will only release objective and comprehensive information enabling the public to […]

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Published: 8 June 2015
Updated: 13 November 2023
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, SunSmart

Video: Protect Young Skins from UV rays the SunSmart way with UV suits

Thank you M-Net & DSTV for helping to promote CANSA SunSmart awareness! See below to view infomercials. Protect young skins from UV rays the SunSmart way with UV suits. Read more about CANSA’s SunSmart campaign. Infomercials: 1min50s: 30 seconds: 15 seconds:

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Published: 9 December 2012
Updated: 12 July 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, SunSmart

Efficacy of Clicks Sunprotect Sunscreen Products

Clicks Sunprotect, endorsed by CANSA since 2009, is a range of sunscreen products that has been manufactured exclusively for Clicks for the past four years and complies with current South African National Standards (SANS 1557:2009 Edition 3).  Sunprotect products protect from both UVA and UVB rays, and carry the CANSA Seal of Recognition.  They have […]

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Published: 26 October 2012
Updated: 9 March 2021
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

CANSA CEO Letter re Sunscreen Standards

Afrikaanse Brief Read letter below or download pdf Dear Concerned Citizen, Member of our precious Public and loyal CANSA Friend, With reference to the Sunscreen News: CANSA has always and will always consider first our responsibility towards you as a loyal supporter; as this is the reason for our existence and focus as Cancer Watchdog. […]

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Published: 12 September 2012
Updated: 13 November 2023
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

CANSA on Efficacy of Sunscreen Available in South Africa

CANSA SEAL OF RECOGNITION (CSOR) 31 August 2012 – Since 2005 all sunscreen bearing the CSOR had to have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 20 minimum and 50 maximum. It had to provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA & UVB in a ratio of 0.4/1; meet sunscreen standards as determined by the SABS i.e. SANS […]

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Published: 2 September 2012
Updated: 9 November 2023
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Sunscreens – despite questions re optimal UVA protection – still reduce skin cancer risk

In response to the recent UVA concerns and in an effort to get an idea of the levels of UVA protection provided by sunscreens locally, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) commissioned the testing of a sample of sunscreens drawn from various local and international brands, and included some CANSA Seal-bearing sunscreen products. The […]

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Published: 29 August 2012
Updated: 13 November 2023
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

UV SunSmart advert on Mnet

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Published: 12 March 2012
Updated: 12 July 2021
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category

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