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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
Depends: Some t-shirts are made to block uva and uvb radiation. These are usually marketed to boaters, fisherman, etc. Normal clothing blocks most uvb but not uva . Sunblocks can block both or only uvb as well. You need to read the specific coverage of the sunblock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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