Sun, Safety, Sunscreens & Cancer

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Use Sunscreen

Should we avoid the sun? Is all sun exposure bad for us? There is reasonable evidence that sun exposure does not induce melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

By: Keith I. Block, M.D.

As we reach the peak season of the summer sun, wisdom suggests that we pay greater attention to protecting our skin. Yet, there are questions about the best way to do this. Should we avoid the sun? Is all sun exposure bad for us? Are all sunscreens created equal? Does clothing afford any protection?

On one hand, we’ve all been warned of the dangers …

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Sunless Tanning Lotions

Sunless Tanning LotionsBaby-Boomers who have spent their youth worshiping the sun have learned that exposure to UV rays causes skin cancer and creates signs of early aging with wrinkles and sun spots.

By: S.A. Smith

With so many people wanting a great tan without exposing themselves to the many dangers of UV rays, science has developed new ways to get your suntan without exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun. It wasn’t long ago when many people considered indoor tanning beds a safer alternative to traditional sunbathing. We all know now that these too can cause serious damage to your …

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