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Is it possible to get sun burnt through clothing?

Solbari blog: Is it possible to get sun burnt through clothing?

The short answer is yes and the scariest thing is that people don't realize that they are routinely exposed to the sun through their regular clothing.

We decided to establish Solbari as we were shocked to discover that regular clothing often lets 20% of UV rays through the fabric. Skin cancer is due to the accumulation of sun exposure, so to be continually exposed to the sun without even realising it is a national scandal in Australia where 2 in 3 will get diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.

A quick Google search will reveal that countless people are getting severely sunburnt through their regular clothes.

A person on www.britishexpat.com commented on this subject: "I live In central Queensland... a couple of months ago I spent 4 hours doing my mates garden... had what I thought was a sensible shirt on... that night when I got home... I was so badly burnt on my back that my shirt was sticking to me... in this climate, you can burn through normal clothes..."

Another person commented on the same subject: "I got sunburnt through an all in one swimming costume, all on my belly! So yes, you can get sunburnt through the fabric. Scared."

The chances of being diagnosed with skin cancer or melanoma are significantly increased if a person is routinely exposed to the sun, so retirees who travel regularly or those who work outside are particularly at risk.

Dermatologists agree that the best way to protect yourself from the sun is to wear UPF 50+ sun protective clothing. UPF 50+ means that at least 98% of UV rays are blocked. UPF 50+ is the highest accreditation for sun protection achievable in the World.

Solbari is an Australian brand that offers a range of UPF 50+ clothing and accessories including UPF 50+ driving gloves, UV arm sleeves, sun umbrellas and broad brim sun hats. All Solbari fabrics are independently tested and rated UPF50+ by the Australian Government. Solbari has loyal customers in over 70 countries.

You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below
Women UPF50+ 
Men UPF50+ 
Sun hats UPF50+ 
Accessories UPF50+

The Solbari Team 
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult your medical professional.



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