The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

MAY 2015

The 2012 edition of The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal features medically reviewed, reader-friendly articles such as tanning, the increasing incidence of skin cancer diagnoses among young women, & the prevalence of melanoma among white males over 50.

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Sports clothing has often been designed with two goals in mind: to help athletes achieve peak performance and to stay cool. Thanks to the recent growing awareness of the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, many athletic wear companies have grasped the importance of building sun protection into their apparel lines. New developments in fabric technology have made it possible to create lightweight garments that perform multiple tasks: protect you from the sun, cool you down, help you play your best and look terrific to boot. Sports are an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but too much sun is definitely not healthy. Whether you're paddling downriver, cycling around the countryside or jogging through your neighborhood park, the sun's UV rays will reach you. On both the clearest and cloudiest of days, they can result in damage that accelerates skin aging and could lead to skin cancers and serious eye conditions. Clothing is the single best form of sun protection, and dedicated sun-protective clothing with a high ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) can enhance that protection. Here, the latest in sun-protective clothing for your favorite outdoor activities : FISHING Anglers spend hours on or by the water patiently waiting for that elusive fish to bite. They are particularly vulnerable to sun damage since the sun's UV rays reflect off the water, intensifying their exposure. Outdoor apparel companies have developed a range of gear designed to protect fisherman during their long hours under the sun. Lightweight long pants and long-sleeved shirts with a tight weave are essential to protect the arms and legs. A wide-brimmed hat with a bandana can protect the head and neck. Hooded shirts also provide good protection for the head, neck and ears. Columbia Sportswear (The following products incorporate their Omni-Shade UPF 50 fabric, which allows only 1/50th of UV rays to penetrate.) S U N - A C C E S S O R I Z E Y O U R S P O R T For the latest information and updates go to: SkinCancer.org 56 Terminal Tackle Hoodie This lightweight, breathable hoodie, quick-drying for when you're sweating or in/on the water, has a high neckline for extra UV protection and a stream- lined hood that can fit under a cap or sun hat for total coverage of your neck and ears. Solar Cast Zero Designed specifically for fishing, this lightweight shirt is also ideal for kayaking and hiking. With built-in Omni-Freeze ZERO technology, the fabric is embedded with hundreds of tiny blue rings that start cooling your body when activated by sweat. Equipped with a Velcro rod holder for anglers, the shirt also includes a sunglass cleaning patch and unique side-entry pockets for easy access when you're wearing backpack straps.

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