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Subject: How long does UVA protection from sunscreen last?

Date: Tue Jun 30 22:21:51 2009
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I know that SPF is a measure of how much longer it would take someone to burn in the sun with UVB 
If I typically burned within 10 minutes in the sun, SPF 15 would make that 150 minutes instead of 10. 
that is just for UVB rays. How long does UVA protection last throughout the day, given any standardized 
measuring unit? Or does protection against UVA last all day, unlike  UVB protection? 

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