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Q & A: Watch out for Sunburn

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
can u tell me what kind of cloth can protect from UV and some clothes
- racheal (age 15)
Sunburn is caused by exposure to ultraviolet light rays.

To protect yourself from this light, you have 2 choices. First, you could wear sunscreen (this is the best idea). Sunscreen will absorb the UV rays and keep them from burning your skin. Remember that you have to keep putting more on to keep from burning. The other way to keep from getting burnt is to wear clothing. Since UV rays don't travel too deep, most clothing will block the rays (as long as it is not full of holes, even tiny ones). It would probably be best to wear light colored clothes because they do not get as warm.


(published on 10/22/2007)

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