Special clothing combines sunblock ability and summer fashion
July 12, 2011 Leave a comment
By Muatasim Qazi, Herald Writer
The Northwest may remain devoid of hot, sunny days for the most of the year, but the clouds don’t stop much of sun’s ultraviolet radiation from damaging our skin.
More than 80 percent of sun’s ultraviolet radiation gets through clouds, exposing us to UV rays that can pose a potentially life-threatening danger, skin cancer.
According to American Academy of Dermatology, the country’s largest dermatologic association, more than 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year.