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  • Window Film: Sun Protection for Your Health and Home

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    While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too. While both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) … more

  • Sun Protection for Your Health and Home:

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    The Skin Cancer Foundation Recommends Blocking Harmful UV Rays with Window Film

    August 20, 2012 (New York, NY) – While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few … more

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    Ultraviolet rays (UVR) are sneaky. Not only can they cause skin cancer and visible signs of aging, they're also very good at finding you. They can bounce off water, off sand, and they can penetrate … more

  • Why Use Window Film?


    Ultraviolet radiation can travel through car and home windows, where it can contribute to the daily accumulation of sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and photoaging. UV-blocking films can … more

  • Your Sun Protection FAQs Answered


    A senior vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation and his Mohs surgery fellow address five questions they hear most from their patients. 

    By Cheryl Janene Gustafson, MD, and C. William Hanke, … more

  • Sun Protection for Infants


    Baby Skin Requires Extra Diligence

    By Jennifer Linder, MD

    In adults, sunburns are painful, and cause tissue damage that can lead to skin cancer. But in babies, sunburns can be a medical … more

  • Sun Protection


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    Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from … more

  • Sun Hazards in Your Car


    Watch Out for Skin Cancers and Photoaging on the Left Side of Your Body 

    by Susan T. Butler MD

    When thinking about sun exposure, you might envision yourself on the beach or exercising outdoors. … more

  • Sun Protection and Makeup


    The sun is responsible for many signs of aging, and protecting your face from its rays helps keep your skin looking younger. That doesn't mean you need to wear a heavy beach sunscreen every day — … more

  • The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Summer Sun Protection Tips for the Whole Family


    New York, NY (June 16, 2015) – Summer is right around the corner, and families will spend more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases the risk of skin cancer, … more

  • ASK THE EXPERT: Does a higher-SPF (sun protection factor) sunscreen always protect your skin better?


    by Steven Q. Wang, MD

    Dr. Wang is director of dermatologic surgery and dermatology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Basking Ridge, NJ.  Dr. Wang is a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation’ … more

  • Sun Protection as a Way of Life


    The vast majority of skin cancers, as well as most of the visible signs of aging, are caused by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Since UV damage is cumulative over our lifetime, it is … more

  • Sun Protection AND Vitamin D


    You need sun protection as much as you need vitamin D. You can have both, without skin damage or nutritional deficiency. A dermatologist tells you how.

    By Anne Marie McNeill, MD, PhD, and Erin … more

  • The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Sun Protection Tips for Young Children


    Research Shows Too Many Babies Are Getting Tans and Sunburns

    New York, NY (July 14, 2016) – Some babies are being exposed to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in the first 6 months of life, … more

  • Sun-Safe Homes


    by John Greenwood 

    There is strong evidence linking the development of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, the three most common skin cancers, to excessive exposure to the … more