Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

Prevalent sun protection practices among college going girls

Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 20, Issue - 2 ( May-August 2022)

Published: 2022-08-31

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An increase in outdoor activities and habits of humans have resulted in greater exposure to solar radiation. Changing life style practices and sun protection behaviour offer a challenge. The occurrence of skin problems has been rising worldwide due to excessive exposure to sunlight. Because of the rise in skin cancer, the risks associated with exposure to sun are a big deal of concern for the individuals to protect themselves. There is a need for effective interventions targeting females particularly in warmer climates where appropriate sun protection remains a year-round concern. The sun-protection attitude of young people is particularly important because their clothing habits are fashion driven and they focus less on protective aspects of clothing. Therefore, the current study was designed to explore the prevalent sun protection practices followed by college going girls in which study revealed that only few no. of respondents was aware of the availability of textile related sun protection products in markets. Therefore, more textile-based sun protection products can be designed and developed.

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