Here we answer common questions about hats
Hats keep the sun's UV radiation away from the skin on your scalp, face, ears, and neck. These are common areas on the body that skin cancers can develop because they are so frequently exposed to the sun.
There are many different styles of hats to choose from that vary in size, shape, material and style. Different hats will offer the different levels of protection.
Remember sunscreen should be used along with a combination of sun protective measures such as seeking shade, wearing sun protective clothing, hats and sunglasses.
Try to choose a hat that provides the best protection against the sun’s harmful UV radiation by using our simple tips below.
Don't like hats? Answer the question below to find the right hat for you.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAT:
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency: Sun protection using hats
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne: Safety: Sun protection
SUN SAFE CLOTHING:
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency: Sun protection using clothing