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UVA and UVB rays are the two basic types of ultraviolet rays present in sunlight; both can play a role in the formation of skin cancer.
When the sun is high, it’s more important than ever to practice sun safety.
People of all skin colors are potentially at risk for sunburn and other harmful effects of UV radiation, so always protect yourself.
The American Academy of Dermatology is marking Skin Cancer Awareness Month by asking, “Do you use protection?”
Seven facts that will set you straight for skin protection this summer
Products that will put a spring in your step
Chelsea Dawson, an eight-year melanoma survivor, lives with her family in Roanoke, Virginia.
The proposal addresses active ingredient safety, dosage forms, and SPF and broad-spectrum requirements for over-the-counter sunscreens.
Among young people, rates of melanoma are especially alarming; it is now the second most-common cancer among young women aged 20–29.
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined.
Using sun protection is a year-round, no exceptions recommendation.
The social media campaign raises awareness of the fact that the sun is just as dangerous in the winter as it is in the summer.
Don’t forget the sunscreen on those last days at the beach.
Today, just 16 states allow access to sunscreen in schools and an another 12 are considering similar legislation.
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