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Frequently Asked Questions

What are ultraviolet (UV) rays?
Ultraviolet rays are emitted from the sun and reach the earth in the form of UVA and UVB rays. Over exposure to UVA and UVB rays has been shown to cause damage to the skin. Tumblegum Sun Wear fabrics’ protect against 98% of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

Do I have to put sun screen on my kids if they wear Tumblegum Sun Wear?
It is recommended to apply an SPF broad spectrum sunscreen to any exposed areas of skin.

Isn’t a t-shirt good enough protection?
According to research, a typical white cotton t-shirt has a UPF factor of 3, which means it lets through a significant amount of UV rays. Also, t-shirts may become very heavy and bulky when wet. Tumblegum Sun Wear is light and breathable with high stretch recovery making it comfortable to wear both in and out of the water. Tumblegum Sun Wear has been given a UPF rating of 50+, effectively blocking against 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays.

What’s the difference between UPF and SPF?
UPF stands for the ultraviolet protection factor given by a fabric. SPF stands for the sun protection factor given by a sunscreen.

Won’t my kids get hot wearing ¾ sleeves and a one-piece surf suit?
No, our fabric is tightly woven, light and breathable so kids stay comfortable.

Sun Information Links

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UV Protection

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Tumblegum Sun Wear
1941 Kirkby Drive
South Park, PA 15129
Tel. (412) 402-8125
Tel. (724) 782-0483


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