Staying aware for UV Safety Month

Posted July 17th, 2013 by

It’s that time of year. We’re heading out on summer vacations, hitting the beaches and taking in some sun. But as we try to forget about all those work emails for an hour or two, we shouldn’t forget about sun safety. In fact, “skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In 2009 (the most recent year numbers are available) more than 60,000 people were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin.”[1]

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July is UV Safety Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has great information on how to keep safe during the hot summer months. Here’s a snapshot of what you can find…

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[1] http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/


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