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Understanding UV Safety

Q: I read that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. How can I protect myself and my family from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays?

A: It’s true that skin cancer, while largely preventable, is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Overexposure to UV radiation from the sun also can result in a painful sunburn, premature aging of the skin, cataracts and other eye damage, and immune- system suppression. Children are particularly at risk. The EPA recommends these action steps:

October 30, 2018



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