Sun Protection Series

Sun Protective Clothing

Summary

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and its incidence has been increasing over the years. Though most physicians advocate the use of daily sunscreen, many forget to mention other modalities of sun protection, such as protective clothing, eyewear, hats, and avoidance of the sun in general. In this article, we will discuss the importance of sun protective clothing and the factors, such as weave, fabric, weight, color, moisture, and stretch that all contribute to a clothing’s ability to protect from the sun’s harmful UV radiation.

About this course


General
Skill level: all levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 30 min
Release date: May 03, 2019
Expiration date: May 02, 2020

Languages
English

Accreditations
American Medical Association(AMA), California Board of Registered Nursing(CBRN)

Description

Sun protective clothing serves an important function in sun protection. Sun protective clothing and the factors, such as weave, fabric, weight, color, moisture, and stretch all contribute to a clothing’s ability to protect from the sun’s harmful UV radiation.


Instructor

Samantha Tran

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and LearnHealth, Inc.

Questions about CE accreditation or CE certificates related to this course, please contact us via email at yourcesource@synaptiv.org. For all other questions, please contact info@learnskin.com 

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