How about a UV blocking umbrella?

Dallas, Texas
August 3, 2016 10:45pm CST
I mean, why not? The thought occurred to me just now that on hot sunny days, people who walk around with umbrellas to keep the sun off their heads, could in theory, also use that umbrella to block dangerous Ultraviolet sunlight rays. I wonder what type of material would be involved? What do you think of this idea? any amount of feedback would be great.
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@LeaPea2417 (19849)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Aug 16
That sounds like a great idea. I am surprised no one has thought of it before!
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• Dallas, Texas
5 Aug 16
I am going to have to do some research on this. I really can't say if such a thing exists or not. I will check this out. For one thing I will provide you with a link to an article that is relevant to this topic:
Coolibar offers sun protective clothing, UV protection swimwear, sun hats, and sunscreen that will help protect against the UV rays that cause skin cancer and sunburns.
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@LeaPea2417 (19849)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 Aug 16
• United States
4 Aug 16
That's a good idea! They make UV hats.
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• Dallas, Texas
4 Aug 16
Wow. I need to look into this. Thanks for the tip.
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• United States
4 Aug 16
@lookatdesktop No problem. :)
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@LadyDuck (152115)
• Switzerland
4 Aug 16
It exists a special fabric that blocks 97% of the sun's UVA and UVB rays. They already make clothes using this fabric, you can use the same fabric to make an umbrella.
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• Dallas, Texas
4 Aug 16
Super funtastimundo.
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@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Aug 16
Im no chemist but I think it could be do ne some much smarter person probably has som,e 'ideas on how it could be done.
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• Dallas, Texas
4 Aug 16
I bet Vincent would have some ideas on this. He don't write here no more though. I really miss Vince. Do you know who I am talking about? But as far as I can tell there is a type of window film that is sold for homes and businesses that can go right on the surface of a window and block UV and infrared rays and keep a room cooler. I think it would take that special material to be used or even some kind of spray paint that is able to reflect back sunlight. I guess that might be a good idea.
@shshiju (10378)
• Cochin, India
4 Aug 16
One of the umbrella makers claims that they have UV coating. Lot of experiments here in the umbrella industry. World's smallest umbrella is produced here.
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