Want to significantly reduce your risk of getting a form of cancer? Simply use sunscreen.
Here are a couple of links to some really good information on sun and UV safety and reducing your risk of getting skin cancer.
This link has general sun safety information:
This link will give you the UV index for the day if you plug in your zip code:
A lot of people don't give sun safety much consideration, please think about it again for both yourselves and your families.
Here are some basic facts:
- There are 1,200,000 NEW cases of skin cancer in the US each year
- Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, kills one person every hour
- One blistering sunburn can DOUBLE a child's lifetime risk of developing skin cancer
Adults should wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 and children a minimum of SPF 30.
For more information about sun safety - escpecially for children - visit our Sun Safety for Kids page.