July is UV Safety Month

Welcome to the heart of summer — and UV Safety Month. Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US? Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. Of course, UV rays can also cause damage to the skin that results in wrinkles and blotches.

Protect yourself this summer from the sun’s damaging rays by taking the following steps:

  • Stay in the shade as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher
  • Look stylish and mysterious by wearing a hat and sunglasses

In search of other valuable resources on sun safety? Take a look at these links:

CDC Skin Cancer Prevention

CDC — Protecting Children from the Sun

New York State Department of Health — Skin Cancer

And, what have learned from all of this info? Take this quiz from the American Cancer Society and find out.

 

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