TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 17, 2019
Even when you’re not pool or beachside, if you plan on spending time outdoors, it’s important to protect yourself with sunscreen. The minimum effective SPF in direct sunlight should be 30 or higher – SPT 15 blocks about 93 percent of UVB rays, 30 blocks about 97 percent and SPF 50 blocks 98 percent. To cover the body, most adults need approximately one ounce, and should reapply ever two hours. Sun-blocking clothing is also an option – a shirt with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 50 allows just 1/50th of sun rays to reach your skin versus a white cotton T-shirt with a UPF of 5.!--break-->