The sun protective effect of clothing, including beachwear.

  title={The sun protective effect of clothing, including beachwear.},
  author={A P Jevtic},
  journal={The Australasian journal of dermatology},
  volume={31 1},
  • A P Jevtic
  • Published 1990 in The Australasian journal of dermatology
Clothing represents a significant though underutilised form of sun protection but the literature reveals few studies dealing with this subject. This study used a solar simulator to assess in vivo sun protection factors (SPF) for two clothing items of beachwear - a synthetic surf shirt and a combination cotton/polyester T-shirt. The tests showed that the T-shirt had a relative SPF of 15, and the surf shirt an SPF of 36. This however decreased by a factor of 1/3 in both cases when the material… CONTINUE READING

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