You might think that wearing everyday clothing that covers your skin is enough to protect you from the sun.
THE REALITY: A simple, average white t-shirt is equivalent to SPF 5.
Protecting yourself and your family’s skin from the sun’s powerful UV rays is healthy and essential!

Take this simple test and see how much you do or don’t know before you go out in the sun today.

  • 1What percentage of skin cancer is caused by sun exposure?
  • 2True/False: Less than 33% of adults and children routinely use sun protection.
  • 3What form of skin cancer kills one person every hour?
  • 4What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?
  • 5What are the peak hours for harmful UV radiation?

Answers You Need

  • 190%: When proper protection is worn, sun exposure is decreased
    and so is a person’s cancer risk, along with a drop in skin damage
    and wrinkles (bonus).
  • 2True: Shocking, isn’t it! That means 67% of people do not routinely
    use sun protection. Not using sun protection on a regular basis
    increases your chances for sun exposure and skin cancer.
  • 3Melanoma: This is the deadliest form of skin cancer (yikes!). 
    Most melanoma resembles a mole, and is mainly caused by intense 
    UV ray exposure, which often leads to sunburn. If detected early,
    it is almost always curable. It is almost always fatal if left 
    undetected, as it becomes metastatic (cancerous cells spread 
    to other areas).
  • 4Ultraviolet A is longwave and Ultraviolet B is shortwave. Both UV rays 
    penetrate the atmosphere and cause skin aging, skin cancer and eye damage.
  • 510 AM – 4 PM Cloudy or sunny, the sun is the strongest and most likely to cause skin damage during these hours. 
    Since you probably don’t want to hibernate during peak hours, you should be smart about sun protection.

SOURCE: The Skin Cancer Foundation

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