By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new report in the dermatology edition of The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that Americans should buy umbrellas – but not for the rain!READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck Near Ben Franklin Bridge In Camden, New Jersey
Umbrellas can fight skin cancer by blocking UV rays.READ MORE: 1-Year-Old, 12-Year-Old Injured In Nicetown House Fire
A study from Emory University measured the ultraviolet radiation under 22 different rain umbrellas and found that they block an average of 77% of UV rays.MORE NEWS: Clementon Park And Splash World Reopening Friday For First Time In Nearly 2 Years
The hope is that Americans might consider them an extra layer of protection.