Sun safety is never out of season. Whether you’re going to the beach, enjoying an autumn hike or building a snowman, protect your overall health and avoid sun damage.
Studies show that exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Harmful rays from the sun and tanning beds may also cause premature aging and other health problems.
Sun damage is caused by invisible, but harmful, ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Everyone is susceptible to sunburn and other harmful effects of exposure to UV radiation. Take these precautions to protect your skin:
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. However, when detected early, melanoma can be effectively treated. If you have moles, brown spots or growths on your skin, monitor them regularly for the following:
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