Protecting skin from the sun should be a priority. This podcast discusses the importance of using a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher helps reduce your risk of skin cancer. Created: 5/17/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/17/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Protect Your Skin
Sunburn and Protective Behaviors among Adults Aged 18–29 Years — United States, 2000–2010
Recorded: May 15 2012; posted: May 17, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As the days get warmer, many of us spend more time outside. Protecting skin from the sun should be a priority. One sunburn during childhood doubles your risk for skin cancer. Five sunburns at any age doubles your risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Using a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher helps reduce your risk.
Sunscreen wears off, so be sure to reapply it after two hours or after swimming or sweating. Clothing, sunglasses, and shade help decrease the chances of sunburn, reducing your risk for skin cancer and allowing you to enjoy your time outdoors safely.
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