"the best sunscreen is a hat and a shirt"
The Australian Government, a leader in UV research for over two decades, has stated that, "Over-exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can cause sunburn, skin damage and an increased risk of developing skin cancer. Clothing provides one of the most convenient forms of protection against UVR but not all garments offer sufficient sun protection"
Clothing provides one of the most convenient forms of protection against UV Rays, and has been used since Eve's fig leaf, but not all garments offer sufficient sun protection.
Below the jump we will examine
* Ratings again: review the SPF rating
* How UPF ratings are derived
* Cost: some thoughts the economy/false economy of this kind of clothing.
* Sources: a look at several different manufacturers and online retailers of sun-protective clothing
* The Threads:check out some hats, shirts, pants, gloves, and yes, parasols.
* Do It Yourself: Fabric, SPF DYES, Spray on UV protection for your clothing.