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Sunlight, skin cancer and children's clothing

Pearson, J. S. and Mullen, E. (2003) Sunlight, skin cancer and children's clothing. Textiles Magazine, 30 (4). pp. 23-27. ISSN 1367-1308

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Abstract

We are constantly warned of the risk of skin cancer due to exposure to ultra-violet (UV) light from the Sun. There are about 46 000 new cases of skin cancer in the UK every year, causing about 2000 deaths. The incidence of skin cancer has increased by 12% in males from 1992-8, but less so in females. Children are particularly susceptible to skin cancer. This article focuses on the extent to which consumers can be confident that children's clothing provides protection.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
R Medicine > RL Dermatology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2008 11:20
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2008 11:20
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/1135

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