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Sun Protective Clothing (Overview)

Sunburns are unhealthy at any time of life, but especially for babies. Hats and other sun-protective clothing can be cute and provide real protection from harmful rays.


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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

Sun Protective Clothing (Overview)

Sunburns are unhealthy at any time of life, but especially for babies. Hats and other sun-protective clothing can be cute and provide real protection from harmful rays.


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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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Can cancer result from wearing black clothing in the sun?

Can cancer result from wearing black clothing in the sun?

No: Cancer develops and grows based on changes in the oncogene components within the cell. Mutations in genes such as p53 are induce by viruses or carcinogens. As an example, the LTR of the MMTV virus enters the Wnt-1 gene to induce overproduction of B-catenin causing aggressive behavior. This does not occur by type of cloths worn in sun. Latter causes increased sweating and not Ca. ...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 protective clothing is required when removing black mold?

What protective clothing is required when removing black mold?

Here are some tips: Unless you have experienced symptoms due to mold then no special Clothing is required except to protect yourself from any chemicals used like bleach. Get an appropriate mask, gloves and make sure there is adequate ventilation. Here are some reliable resources: http://www2.epa.gov/mold http://www.cdc.gov/mold/cleanup.htm ...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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Is skin cancer poss. in area covered by clothing/NEVER exposed to sun? Skin C in family, always avoid sun/cover up/use spf, but suspect mole on torso.

Is skin cancer poss. in area covered by clothing/NEVER exposed to sun? Skin C in family, always avoid sun/cover up/use spf, but suspect mole on torso.

Yes: unless you have spf clothing - you still exposed. Of course it is not as common to get cancer in covered areas but known to happen. Some more dangerous types of skin cancers happen in places where sun never shines. So, see dermatology doctor to do full body skin exam. ...Read more

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Is underwear enough protective layer to avoid infections while trying on clothes?

Is underwear enough protective layer to avoid infections while trying on clothes?

Infection: You are not at any significant risk of developing infections by trying on clothing, unless the clothing has been previously worn by somebody with active skin infections, and even then it is very very improbable that you would become infected. Go and get a new outfit. ...Read more