Staying Safe in the Sun

July is UV safety month, so I thought I'd share few tips on how to stay safe in the sun. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in humans, so make sure that you are taking steps every day to prevent it.

Start by applying sunblock with an SPF of 15 or higher.  Make sure your sunglasses block 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B rays.  Add a hat with a wide brim.

The sun's ultraviolet rays are typically the strongest between 10 am and 2 pm.  Check the UV index for your area on a particular day when planning outdoor activities.  For a guide on how to read the UV index, check out the National Foundation for Cancer Research website.

Experts say that skin cancer is largely preventable if people take these basic prevention steps.  To read more about what you can do to prevent skin cancer, check out this article called Safe in the Sun: How to Stay Cancer Free.

Click below for a couple Melanoma Awareness items that I recommend:

Black Ribbon Charm Black Awareness Ribbon Bracet Black Awareness Ribbon Angel Bracelet

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