ABC News Tests Sun-Protective Clothing

ABC News Tests Sun-Protective Clothing

ABC World News (7/19) reported, “Skin cancer is the single most common cancer in the United States. ABC’s Jim Avila informed the audience about all these new products promising to protect your family from the sun. Do they?” Avila explained that there is “a whole new category of expensive protection: sunscreen clothes, chemically treated to ward off the sun; detergent; shampoo; even bikinis.” Avila noted that ABC News sent a “$65 sunscreen-treated polo shirt and [a] $45 treated child’s hoodie to a certified lab. The result, it’s not a scam.” “However, the clothing did lose some effectiveness after three or four washes, which made our experts believe they are unlikely to last more than one season,” ABC News (7/20, Avila) reports on its website. “A cheaper alternative to all this remains sunscreen and dark clothes that deflect UV rays.”

By | 2018-09-27T10:16:30+00:00 September 10th, 2012|News|0 Comments

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