UV protection from your washing machine?

December 10, 2004

Being Australian and have a patchwork of scars on my back from the moles cut out due to cancer scares I know the stats in this Wired story but I don’t know until today if I upgrade from my regular radiant to the colour version (I think its about $1 extra for memory) I now get UV protect for my clothes. Bizarre yet useful.

The UV protection from Australia’s Radiant 3 in 1 Colour Care laundry detergent comes from a special UV-absorbing chemical compound called Tinosorb FD, which is made by Switzerland’s Ciba Specialty Chemicals. Tinosorb FD helps protect against both UVA and UVB radiation.