Hi Everyone. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution newspaper had an article "Many UV Claims Fail Basic Tests" on May 19. Testing was done by Good Housekeeping and 2 brands failed: Sunveil claimed its cover-up blocked up to 97% UV and Solarveils tunic claimed 90%- both garments had a UPF of zero. "Clothes you can count on" include tropicwear shirt from L.L. Bean, beach shirt from Coolibar, exo dri pointelle V t-shirt from ExOfficio, venture pants from Outdoor Research and a performance knit T-shirt from Land's End. Most garments made from synthetic fibers and in a tight weave will give you good protection. Tight weave is a must.
Dx: SLE, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac, lamectil, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, advair, arthritis tylenol PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax, albuterol
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
Better living through chemistry :D Donna