Solar Radiation Effects and Sun Protective Clothing

by Asha
(Palani, Tamilnadu, India)

The skin is a sensitive organ which reacts to the sun’s UV rays in a harmful manner.

Therefore, numerous organizations have initiated and developed exclusive materials that protect the skin.

These sun protective clothing are designed to cater to women, men and children, while they are engaged in work or enjoying outdoor games.

People frequently attend outdoor sports like swimming, fishing, golf, football, etc. dressed in these stylish clothes and hats.

Solar radiation and some drugs like antibiotics, antidepressants, etc., triggers skin diseases like malignant melanoma ( skin cancer ), sunburn, albinism, lupus, vitiligo, carcinoma, etc.

Eyes develop cataracts so it is safer to wear glasses. When exposure to the sun cannot be avoided, apply adequate quantity of the best sunscreen lotion to protect your skin from cancer.

Sun-protective fabric rate of solar radiation absorption is measured in UPF, meaning Ultraviolet Protection Factor.

When a fabric is rated as 50 UPF, the skin is only affected by 2% radiation.

Apart from wearing uv protective clothing during sunny days, precautions like avoiding exposure and regular checkups in hospital protects us from skin cancer and skin aging.

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