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Summertime Sun Safety

by Emily Rogers on July 19, 2012 in Government Documents, Odum Library, Reference

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but sunshine on your shoulders doesn’t have to make you unhappy!  Just follow this sun safety advice from the U.S. Government:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers Sun Safety: Save Your Skin! with guidance on spending time in the sun safely, including an update on Broad Spectrum Sunscreen products.

Remember to use broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.

Basic information about skin cancer and additional tips on saving yourself from sun damage are available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

You can help save someone else you care about by sending a free e-card reminder about sun protection, courtesy of the CDC.

Another good reason to monitor your sunny days is to reduce the visible effects of aging upon your skin:

Image courtesy MedlinePlus, from NIH.gov

 

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