Damage from Tanning
Getting a tan is really not a good idea. Tanning exposes you to skin damage, cancer, and aging. The thinning ozone layer puts you at increased risk. There is an epidemic of Melanoma with increasing numbers of patients diagnosed with this cancer.
Any tan is bad - the tan IS skin damage.
Plastic surgery can help treat skin cancers and restore a more youthful look, but prevention is better.
Scars during healing need sun protection.
During the "red" phase, a tan acquired may not fade like surrounding skin. This can leave a permanent dark scar.
Defense against the sun can take the form of avoidance, topical sunscreens, and special sun protective clothing.
(Listing of products or sites does not constitute endorsement by Dr. Bermant.)
Dangers of the Sun on the Internet
Sun Protection Association - ASPA
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the sun screening industry.
- UV Testing
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency criteria for Ultra Violet Protection Factor (UVPF) testing.
Introduction to Skin Cancer
Introduction to skin cancer - part advertisement for card that is supposed to show you how much UV exposure. Has some interesting basic information about sun exposure and skin cancer.
Nurse - Sun Tanning
Good information and detail about tans and tanning.
Discusses ozone depletion, UV index, and other resources relevant to sun protection.
Well Under the Sun
Freon Arizona, living under the sun - the need for sun shielding.
Guide for Labeling of UV-Protective Textiles
American Society of Testing and Materials
Protection for Children
from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Safety (link opens document)
Sun exposure and UV protection from the American Medical Association
Products, Sunscreens, and Tanning
Information from the US FDA
from the United States EPA
Describes a card for monitoring UV exposure.
Includes The Psychology of Sun Shieliding
Sun Protective Clothing
Warning! Short sleeve shirts, shorts, and swimwear that do not cover the arms and legs do not protect from the sun as much as clothing that covers these important parts of the body.
Sun protecting clothing and swimwear for children and infants.
Handmade sun protective Parasols and Umbrellas of Solarweave fabric.
Sun shielding swimwear, shirts,rain gear, and hats.
Sun protecting shirts
Sun safety clothing, hats, and swimwear.
Exceed Safety - The Flap
Detachable sun shielding for the neck.
Read about radiation, defenses, skin types, and solutions.
Sun protective clothing water and board wear.
NoZone UV Protection
High UV protective clothing for children.
Sun shielding from AZ USA.
Clothing catalog has sun protective clothing, hats, and other items.
UV protective hats, Bozeman, MT
Solar protective hats and accessories.
Run for Cover
Sun Shack portable shelter.
Sara's Parasols - sunlight protection parasols for ladies.
UV protective hats. caps. clothing, and all season sun protection products. Links to other sites.
The Shady Sun - 1-866-55Shady UV Swimwear Protection, swim clothing Laboratory tested, for 98-100% UV Maximum Protection.
Sun protecting umbrellas, hats, clothing, and shelters. Ultraviolet detecting beads may be an interesting educational tool.
Solar protecting fishing cap
Sun Protective Clothing
Solar protecting clothing and accessories for adults and children.
Solartex Sun Gear 1-877-4SOLRTX
UV sunlight protective clothing, swimwear and hats for babies, children and adults.
Sun shielding clothing using special fabric that protects and keeps you cool.
Solar Protective Fabric
Solar Zone 1-250- 655- 8907
UV sun protecting clothing, swim suits, hats, and eye protection for kids and adults. Made from Solarweave fabric.
UV Protective Swimwear for children with style.
UV Protective Clothing, Garments, Hats & Fabric.
UV shielidng SunShirts and Swimwear
Sun safety clothing
Sunscreens SPF25, hats, and chair covers.
Sun Protective Clothing
Precautions - Solumbra
Sun protective clothing manufacturer. Tight weave fabric and special designs to minimize sun exposure. Nice extensive catalog and 1-800 number. We have some samples from this company to show our patients in our office.
Solar protective clothing, sun protection swimwear, UV hats, SPF shirts, parasols, sunblock and sunscreen products.
Sun protective lotions, potions, and sun protective hats. Some information about skin cancer.
Children's Wear, Dresses, Hats, Jackets, Pants, Shirts, and Swim Wear. Located in Ontario Canada
Sun Proof Fashions
Sun protective clothing from Masque Rays from San Diego.
Swim sunsuits Australian made
Sun protective clothing for outdoor living, Massachusetts
Unusual sun protective clothing, T-shirts, neckscarf, sleevegloves, windbreaker and more.
Exceed Safety Product that adds neck shielding to a hat or helmet.
Manufacturer of sun protective clothing for men, women and children.
Solar protective headwear. Check out the hats.
Trading Company, Inc 1-800-676-4305
Sun protecting hats