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.”
- Prevention ideas that are simple and you can use every day
- Sun Safety Schools PDF for parents and school officials to share with children
- Facts page where you can get information on skin cancer statistics
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