Navigation Links
Denim, Not Cotton, Apt Wear for Summer

Conventional wisdom is turned on its head yet again, this time on what kind of dress is best in a hot summer. No, it is not cotton or linen , but denim and wool, Swiss researchers say after reviewing 500 studies from around the world on how people protect their skin.

Writing in a study published online by the Lancet, they say using sunscreen is the least effective option.

The team from the Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, said wearing clothes which cover the skin - plus hats and staying out of the sun - was the best method of protection.

But, as well as linen and cotton being less effective, light-coloured fabrics and those that are wet also offer low levels of protection.

Dr Stephen Lautenshlager, who led the research, said, 'Of course it can't be recommended to wear woollen fabrics on the beach. But it should be kept in mind that not every shirt blocks the UV radiation sufficiently.'

While covering up and staying out of the sun may well be the best option, it is 'deemed to be unacceptable in our global, outdoor society.'

'Sunscreens could become the predominant mode of sun protection for various societal reasons, for example healthiness of a tan, relaxation in the sun.'

The team advises that when sunscreen is used the most important factor for its effectiveness is the application in a 'liberal quantity.'

But they warn that people tend not to apply sunscreen properly, only putting it on once they have already been exposed to the sun and applying too thin a layer.

And they add: 'Sunscreens should not be abused in an attempt to increase time in the sun to a maximum.'

Dr Kat Arney, Cancer Research UK's senior science information officer, said: 'This study confirms what we already know. Our Sun Smart Campaign has always said that sunscreen is the last line of defence in protecting skin against the sun's harmful ra ys.

'Many people do not use sunscreen properly and do not reapply it regularly and after swimming.

'Some believe sunscreen is an invisible shield that will give them carte blanche to lie out in the sun all day.'

Cancer Research UK advise staying in the shade when the sun is hottest - between 11am and 3pm - plus covering up with a T-shirt, hat, and sunglasses and using a factor 15 plus sunscreen.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Fertility Treatment Offered During Summer Has Better Chances For Success
2. Bird Flu Expected To Hit U.S. This Summer
3. Footwear The Hot Pick Of Summer Fashion In The West
4. Come Summer, Lawnmower Injuries Increase in US
5. Benetton Perfumes Add Fragrance to Sweaty Summers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son ... lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t ... would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an orthodontist ... has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be used ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and ... essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor ... National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Vegas client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations ... in Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings 5th ... Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The event raised ... have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group is a 2016 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... up to date financial data derived from varied research sources ... with potential impact on the market during the next five ... comprises of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , , , WHEN: , , ... , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, with free registration ... PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global Vice President of ... Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager , ... witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, such as innovative ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today ... Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . One ... Guerbet was recognized for its support of Premier members ... through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... receive this recognition of our outstanding customer service from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: