Don’t Fry Day

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I can’t say this any better than the National Council on Skin Cancer can, so…

In an effort to raise awareness about a health issue that is largely preventable: skin cancer, the Council is naming the Friday before Memorial Day Don’t Fry Day.



“Any change in your skin, whether burned or slightly tanned, is a sign of UV damage,”
says Drusilla Hufford, Council co‐chair. “The good news is: you can protect yourself and your family members from skin cancer’s main cause: too much sun. In the same way we teach kids to wear bike helmets, we can also teach them to wear wide‐brimmed hats.”

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in the United States. More people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. Whether from the sun or an artificial light source, ultraviolet radiation is a carcinogen. According to a recent study, in 2006, in the 116 largest (most populous) U.S. cities, there were, on average, more tanning salons than there were Starbucks® coffee shops.

For more information, including additional statistics and other resources, visit the Council’s site:
www.skincancerprevention.org

Read everything under theNotice’s “Skincare: sun” label here, or check out our favourite sunscreens here!

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