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Stay Safe in the Sun

SUN AND UV FACTS

  • Overexposure to UV radiation is the main cause of skin cancer
  • Some people are at higher risk of skin cancer
  • A higher UV index value means a greater risk of skin damage
  • Skin type helps predict how skin reacts in the sun
  • The shadow rule helps determine when the sun is strong
  • What are the effects of UV Radiation?
  • Sunburn increases the risk of skin cancer
  • There are a number of ways to protect yourself from too much sun
  • Too much sun as a child can affect skin cancer risk

 

For each of these points, there is greater detail on the cancer research UK website.  Here is the link:

 

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/sun-uv-and-cancer/sun-facts-and-evidence

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