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Is wearing white or black clothing better for sun protection?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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