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: Clothing SPF factors


John Desjardins
12-19-2001, 10:03 AM
Given the concern that many on the board have expressed about skin cancers I thought that I should share this article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-5945/1/6 discussing how effective different fabrics are at blocking UV light.

It surprised me that ~50% of the fabrics tested did not adequately protect against UV.

Penguin
12-19-2001, 10:46 AM
...'sure am glad I spent all my high school/college summers life-guarding on Long Island beaches...we all used baby oil with iodine to suck up max rays...
SPF minus 80?!

I wonder if Cherynoble is still hiring?