The Alphabet Soup of Sun Protection, UVA, UVB, UPF….


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UVA is abbreviation for Untraviolet light with long wavelengths linked to skin cancer.

UVP is abbreviation for untraviolet light with shorter wavelengths linked to burns.

UPF is Untraviolet Protection Factor, used to rate textiles and their ability to block UVA rays.


Why do we need UPF Textiles?  What Does UPF Clothing Mean | UPF Clothing

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Understanding What UPF Clothing Mean. Everyone knows skin exposure to sun UV rays is very dangerous and can cause skin cancer. Understanding what UPF clothing mean can be the first step toward skin safety for you


UPF or SPF?  Understanding UPF | Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters

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UPF is the rating system in place and is a self-administered testing done by clothing and outdoor gear manufacturers. The Federal Trade Commission keeps an eye on claims since they’re part of advertising. However, the

DIY UV Protective at home:  How To Make UV Protective Shirts At home | UPF Clothing

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This new Rit Sun Guard Laundry Treatment adds to shirts in your laundery Ciba Tinosorb FD, together with Sodium Chloride and Nonionic Surfactants. When these ingredients are absorbed by the clothes fabrics, they add UV

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