At a cost of over three and a half billion dollars a year, Melanoma is responsible for most cancer related deaths and inflicts mostly teens and young adults. Among youth ages 17 to 23, physicians attribute most skin cancer diagnoses to UV rays. Additionally, children that suffer fewer sunburns are less likely to develop skin cancer later in life. Tightly woven garments, such as SPF swimwear, protects the skin from the sun’s rays.
Now technology and fashion have combined to take some shirts into a whole new arena. You may already know about UV protective clothing. Go to any beach or playground and you'll see little ones wearing UV protective shirts and pants. But you may not know you can also buy shirts with UV protection built right in.
While we love our UPF 50+ sun protective hats and apparel (whether wet or dry) as a GREAT way to protect yourself against the sun's harmful UV rays, we know that you're not going to be fully covered up...ever. Who would want to be? So whats else do you need to do to stay protected? Well of course, it's with sunscreen. So in this regard, we thought we'd share with you a few tips that are often and easily forgotten when applying sunscreen. Here they are (from the American Academy of Dermatology): Get the right sunscreen - You want to...
First off, let's go through a real quick synopsis of UVR - UVR is part of the electromagnetic spectrum emitted by the sun. It can be divided into three types: UVA, UVB and UVC. While all UVC and most UVB radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere, all UVA and about 10% of UVB radiation does reach the earth’s surface. Both UVA and UVB are known causes of skin cancer.