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American Chemical Society

UV Protection

Caption: When choosing clothing to protect against the sunís harmful ultraviolet rays, people should consider blue or red colors rather than yellow. A new study shows that these darker colors, when applied to cotton fabrics, tend to have better UV absorption.

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Related news release: Some color shades offer better protection against sunís ultraviolet rays


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