Summer 2011 (Vol. 28, No.2)

A Message from the President

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors, and children in particular make the most of the season’s long, sunny days. However, the extensive sun exposure that many of them receive can be a health hazard, since the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes sunburn and skin damage that can lead to premature skin aging and skin cancer.

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Sun & Skin News Summer 2011 (Vol. 28, No.2)

  • Dress for Sun Success This Summer

    As an everyday barrier between the sun and your skin, clothing can absorb or reflect much of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It is the simplest, and often the most effective, form of sun protection.Read More

  • Men, Golf, and Skin Cancer

    What do golf pros Fred “Butch” Baird, Tom Kite, Skin Cancer Foundation ambassador Brian Davis, Bob Murphy, Andy North, Rory Sabbatini and JC Snead have in common? Read More

  • FDA Issues New Sunscreen Labeling Rules

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issue its long-awaited new rules for sunscreen labeling enabling consumers to more easily identify sunscreens that offer safe, effective protection from the sun’s cancer-causing ultraviolet (UV) radiation.Read More

  • Ask the Expert:

    I don’t think I’m getting enough vitamin D. Can a tanning bed safely provide me with the vitamin D I  need? Aren’t tanning beds a lot safer than tanning outdoors, since they emit a controlled dose of UV radiation?Get the Answer