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UV Protective Clothing For Boys

Updated on March 16, 2015

Where to buy sun protection clothing

Are you looking for some summer clothes for your boy? This page features a selection of UV protection clothes for boys. Here you will find tees and shirts, swimming shorts and sun shirts.

Research shows that we have received 80% of our exposure to UV radiation by the time we are 18 years old. Since the damage is accumulative, this means the factors that contribute to skin cancer and premature ageing, are set in place very early on.

Make sure you keep your child protected from the harmful rays of the sun with these summer beach wear.

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All about UV radiation

what you need to know

Something like 8000 Americans die from skin cancer every year. Statistics show there has been increasing reports of skin cancers from the 1970s but it is only in recent years that parents are paying more attention to protection children's skin from harmful UV rays. Because children spend proportionately more time outdoors than adults, it is vital that they are protected. We accumulate 80% of our exposure to UV radiation before we reach 18 years old.

Children's skin is more susceptible to damage than adult's, especially fair haired, fair skinned children.

Experts are discovering more information all the time, and it is now clear that it doesn't have to be really sunny for harmful rays to penetrate. Only a few years ago, it was thought that UVB was the most dangerous but it is now thought that UVA causes the most damage. Unlike UVB, UVA radiation penetrates through cloud cover and clothing. These rays also penetrate deeper into the deeper skin layers than UVB rays potentially causing even more damage.

The effect of UV radiation is accumulative - it builds up over the years and the damage remains long after the suntan fades.

picture by Vectorportal@flickr

Sun shirts for boys

UPF 50+ sun shirts

These represent some of the best in Australian beach wear. With the harshest UV climate on earth, it is no accident that Australians lead the way in creating fashionable UV protective clothing.

How to protect your child from UV radiation - sun protection for kids

  1. Keep babies under 6 months out of the sun completely.
  2. Cover your child in a good sun protection cream.
  3. Apply sun lotion 30 minutes before exposure.
  4. Remember kids need sun protection even in cloudy weather.
  5. Dress them in UV protective clothing with a protection factor of 50+ at least.
  6. Encourage them to wear sun hats and make sure it shades the face, nose and lips and the back of the neck.
  7. Buy them polarized sunglasses - avoid fun sunglasses that are not UV rated.
  8. Keep them in the shade as much as possible.
  9. Reapply sun lotion frequently and after swimming.
  10. Be aware of extra risk factors such as reflective surfaces like water, concrete and glass and take appropriate extra precautions.

Sun Guard puts an invisible shield into your clothing that helps block more than 96% of the Sun's harmful rays from reaching your skin!

Safe for all washable fabrics including cotton, linen, rayon and silk.

Use to protect the whole family!

Are you shopping for protective clothing? - did you like this selection?

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I will have to share this with my friends.

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      5 years ago

      It is scary. My girls are very fair skinned like myself. I am glad they have this stuff for them.

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      askformore lm 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for great information about sun protection

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      Emma Vine 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good UV protection wear is hard to find. Good work!

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful lens. With some special clothes to protect children is certainly a very important thing of them to cover from sunlight, dust, dirty. This lens is filled with informative, especially for the elderly to pay more attention to the issue of clothing for their children. Thanks for information.Success for you.

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      6 years ago

      Excellent work and research. I will be sure to follow to get the latest on this subject.

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      6 years ago

      Great stuff here - thanks so much for sharing!

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      6 years ago

      This very (as in VERY) important. Since I spend a lot of time outside taking photos of birds, UV protection is a high priority. Now I wear a high SPF sun hat and shirt.

      The image of a healthy tan is a myth. Actually, it's dangerous. I had basal cancer cells removed from the tip of my nose - that is, the surgeon removed the skin with the cancer cells. Now I go in for a check up every six months.

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      Miha Gasper 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      What a great idea. We should protect our kids against UV. Nice selection for boys!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      When I was a kid we never had to worry about UV protection or skin cancer caused by the sun. Now it is a real concern and kids practically need to be bundled up to go play in the sun. Our modern world certainly has a new set of issues that come along with it.

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      6 years ago

      This is a nice selection of cloths for the boys! :)


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