Given that we love everything to do with parasols, we were interested to see an article on the benefits of parasols in preventing skin cancer. Whilst it focuses on handheld parasols, the benefits are the same for our large parasols in shade preventing harmful UV rays. So not only will our parasols help you make use of your outdoor space come rain or shine, they will also help you and your customers stay healthy. And did you know parasol stems from Latin meaning shade or shadow? You do now.