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Peter Gies, PhD Senior Research Scientist Ultraviolet Radiation Section Non Ionizing Radiation Branch
Alan McLennan, NZCS Senior Technical Officer Ultraviolet Protection Factor Testing Service … more
by Patricia Underwood
I am captivated by hats. After many years as a millinery designer I still find myself continually thinking about them and all they can do. What intrigues me is their perfect … more
What’s the best way to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays (UVR), given that we need to work, travel, and sometimes play outside? Clothing is the most basic and generally the … more
What You Need to Know About Clothing
How Does Clothing Protect Me from the Sun?
Clothing is our first line of defense against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and protects us by … more
Clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection. It is our first line of defense against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
Nearly 3.7 million skin cancers are diagnosed in the US … more
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
Download printable Clothing: Your First Line of Defense handout
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The Association of Volleyball Professionals shares The Skin Cancer Foundation’s commitment to increasing awareness about how to prevent skin cancer and save lives. The AVP has developed the video … more
Parents’ instinct is to protect their infants and toddlers from harm. Yet our experts report that too many babies are getting tans and sunburns. Here, we offer their simple tips to prevent damage … more
You want your children to have an active and healthy lifestyle, with plenty of outdoor exercise. But what about the risk of skin damage? Don't live your life inside — you and your family can be fit … more
Ask Your Physician to Sign a Sun Protection Permission Form
Because many schools don’t allow students to use sunscreen or wear a hat outdoors during the school day without written permission … more
by Jeff Ashley, MD
Imagine having a child stricken with xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic disease causing extreme susceptibility to sun-induced skin cancer.
Now imagine being told by the child’s … more
Travelers should be advised—melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, has been linked most frequently to intense sun exposure, the kind often experienced during sunny beach and tropical … more
If you earn your living outdoors, your sun exposure and risk of skin cancer skyrocket. Our Houston-based experts offer tips on how to save your skin.
By KEYAN MATINPOUR, MD, CHETAN VEDVYAS, MD, … more
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
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