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Sun Safety Month

June 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer Facts

• You can sunburn even on a cloudy day.

• Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer and it kills an average of 1 person every hour.

• Children are exposed to an average of three times more sun than adults.

• Concrete, water and snow reflect the sun’s rays, making them more powerful and dangerous.

• The sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm.

How to Protect Yourself

• Use a sunscreen that is SPF 15 or higher whenever you go outdoors, children should use a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher.

• Look for a sunscreen that protects against UVB and UVA rays.

• Apply sunscreen liberally on all exposed areas of the skin and reapply regularly, remembering to apply to the neck, ears and lips.

• Do not use tanning beds.

• Wear clothing that is dark and tightly woven.

• Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when outdoors.

Skin Cancer Warning Signs

To look for skin cancer, check for moles or skin spots with the A, B, C, D’s.

A Asymmetry, the two sides appear different

B Border irregularity, the edges appear scalloped

C Color variation, there are multiple colors present in one spot or mole

D Diameter, look for any area that is larger than 6mm, or the size of a pencil eraser.

If you have a suspicious area on your skin, contact your doctor or dermatologist immediately.

For more information:

• The Sun Safety Alliance www.sunsafetyalliance.org

• The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org


June 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am
June 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm