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Is Wearing White Or Black Clothing Better For Sun Protection
Doesn't matter.: Ultraviolet light passes through (or is blocked by) clothing at the same rate, no matter what color it is. However, black clothing will absorb a lot of heat, while white clothing will reflect it. So if it's hot out, you'll be more comfortable in a white outfit. ...Read more
Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?
Reliable source?: Always question your source of information to make sure it is reliable. If this is peer reviewed published data then it should be easy to find the source as it will be referenced in the material you're reading. If it isn't referenced then it may not be a study based conclusion; therefore no statistics will be found. ...Read more
Son 15 yrs, indian, sunburn, 5 hours at beach phuket, 6 days back, was without clothes and sunscreen.No blisters but peeling. 3 small moles visible ?
SPF: There's a perception that people with darker skin don't have to worry about skin cancer, but that's not true. Minorities do get skin cancer, and because of this false perception most cases aren't diagnosed until they are more advanced and difficult to treat. Use an spf of 30. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sunscreens: The new ratings do not include a term, sunblock, any more. Sunscreens can protect against both ultraviolet a and ultraviolet b cellular damage to your skin. Some of the older ultraviolet a agents were found not to be stable in the sun! newer generation sunscreens have photostable uva blockers. The old term of sunblock referred to the white mineral zinc oxide cream that people put on their noses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SPF: Spf stands for sun protection factor. The number is determined experimentally indoors by exposing human subjects to a light spectrum meant to mimic noontime sun. Some subjects wear sunscreen and others do not. The amount of light that induces redness in sunscreen-protected skin, divided by the amount of light that induces redness in unprotected skin is the spf. It is mainly a measure of uvb protec. ...Read more
SPF: Sun protection factor refers to the number of hours of sun exposure that would be equivalent to 1 hour of sun exposure without the sunscreen. Thus, for a sunscreen with an spf of 4, it would take 4 hours of sun exposure to equal 1 hour of sun exposure without this sunscreen. (which would be a burn for most of us.) the higher the spf, the better the protection and longer time ok in the sun! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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