Sun Protection Clothing Helps Reduce Rising Melanoma Risk Among Tweens
Posted on 22 March 2014
Incidents of childhood and adolescent melanoma continue to increase in the United States.
According to this study by the American Academy of Pediatrics , tween skin cancer risk has increased significantly with tween and teenage girls. Although melanoma can develop anywhere on the skin, young girls appeared to be most vulnerable in two areas, the hips and legs. Boys, on the other hand, seemed to be more susceptible to developing cancer on their trunks and faces. What can parents do to counteract the rise of melanoma incidents?
Limit UV exposure. Sun protective clothing with an Ultravoilet Protection Factor (UPF) 50, chemical free fabrics is the most effective and convenient form of sun protection. It can protect children from UV rays year round and covers three of the high risk areas noted in study.
Because of our fabric construction, Little Leaves sunscreen clothing is environmentally friendly, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, odor resistant and hypoallergenic too. Our fabric is made with a bamboo blend and is lightweight, durable, breathable and moisture whicking.
Other precautions include prohibiting tweens from using tanning beds or sun bathing during peak UV exposure periods: 10am - 3pm. It is also important that children wear sunscreen daily, and periodically check their skin for any unusual signs. Anything unusual should be immediately reported to your pediatrician.
Protect your entire family with sun protective clothing!