Table 1

UPF rating of 236 summer fabrics of different fibre types

CO

1

3

2

2

3

1

2

(n = 14)

WO

1

2

8

(n = 11)

LI

11

10

8

6

1

(n = 36)

VI

26

7

6

12

4

2

2

2

1

1

1

(n = 64)

PA

6

1

3

6

(n = 16)

PL

1

2

1

1

2

3

33

(n = 43)

Blends*

2

3

2

4

3

4

3

7

24

(n = 52)

UPF

rating

0+

5+

10+

15+

20+

25+

30+

35+

40+

45+

50+


CO = cotton ; WO =wool; LI =linen; VI =viscose; PA =polyamide; PL =polyester; *different mixtures of polyester, linen, viscose, and cotton fabrics

Gambichler et al. BMC Dermatology 2001 1:6   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-1-6

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