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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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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

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I have dark brown spot after contact dermatitis. for almost 1 month, unchanged.i cover it with clothes when go in sun,is it enough?when will it fade?

I have dark brown spot after contact dermatitis. for almost 1 month, unchanged.i cover it with clothes when go in sun,is it enough?when will  it fade?

Depends: Depends on how damaged the area is from scratching or the inflammation. If this is bothersome, consult a dermatologist who may be able to help you to bleach out with lesion with a cream or laser. ...Read more

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If I sit in the sun for 10 minutes per day in regular clothes.... Is this going to optimize vitamin D?

If I sit in the sun for 10 minutes per day in regular clothes.... Is this going to optimize vitamin D?

About 20 minutes: daily w/ as little clothing as possible is recommended if ok w/your doc. Season of the year and location also matter. Best to get your D3 level checked by doc and supplement as needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When i can't wash my clothes with hot water, can i just let it dry under the sun just to kill the scabies?

When i can't wash my clothes with hot water, can i just let it dry under the sun just to kill the scabies?

Nope: Laundering infested clothing and bedding is essential to eradicating the mite, which will likely just crawl to a shaded/cooler area if only exposed to the sun. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take vitamin D for the sun and should I wear short o it's okay with any clothes ?

What is the best time to take vitamin D for the sun and should I wear short o it's okay with any clothes ?

Take it with fat in: diet like good fats: olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, nuts, etc. It's better absorbed as a fat soluble vitamin. Best sun absorption time is 10-2, but also has the most UV rays. Plus, you have to expose over 1/2 your body to absorb it, not have dark tan or be dark skinned or your melanin prevents much absorption, obesity does too as it depots in fat.Sunny weather area is best.Know your level first! ...Read more

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Can we get vitamin d by standing in sunshine while wearing clothes or do we have to stand naked in sun?

Skin exposure: Although certainly standing naked in the sun would be expected to provide excellent skin exposure for vitamin d production, social limitations typically limit this :o) normal skin exposure (arms, legs, face) will suffice. ...Read more