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Is wearing white or black clothing better for sun protection?

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

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How does the sun protection clothing possibly reduce melanoma and skin cancer risks?

How does the sun protection clothing possibly reduce melanoma and skin cancer risks?

Decrease UV exposure: Uv exposure from the sun causes melanoma. Sun protection clothing will reduce your risk of melanoma and other skin cancers by decreasing your exposure to the harmful uv radiation. ...Read more

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Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Sunburn prevention: Don't forget sunglasses, and to avoid exposure between 10AM-4PM. Umbrellas help, too. Remember the shade moves with the sun, especially if a child is in a shaded stroller. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/basics/prevention/con-20031065 ...Read more

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Why do the statistics show that boys wear more protective clothing and sunscreen than girls?

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

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What sun protection factor lotion should black people and other very dark-skinned people use?

What sun protection factor lotion should black people and other very dark-skinned people use?

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 more

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Is a higher SPF really better for sun protection?

Is a higher SPF really better for sun protection?

Yes: Wearing protective clothing is much more effective than spf. Also, frequent reapplication of sunscreen is very helpful. None of the 'waterproof" sunscreens are really waterproof, and will rinse off while in pools or the ocean. ...Read more

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What's the difference between sunblock and suncreen and which one is better for sun protection?

What's the difference between sunblock and suncreen and which one is better for sun protection?

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 more

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How is the sun protection factor measured?

How is the sun protection factor measured?

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

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What is the definition or description of: sun protection factor?

What is the definition or description of: sun protection factor?

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 more

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